1:14 Notes- Science as a Way of Knowing.odt

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Department
Integrative Studies Biological
Course
ISB 202
Professor
Prof.Quinn
Semester
Spring

Description
January 14 • Science emphasizes a built-in mechanism for self-correction • There are four ways we learn information or decide that something is true: ◦ Experience: We have relevant first-hand experience of the topic ◦ Authority: We trust the source of the information ◦ Faith/Intuition: We have a sense of intuition or inspiration about something ◦ Science: We reach a tentative conclusion to explain something, then seek ways to test the hypothesis ◦ All Ways of knowing are potentially flawed-SCIENCE emphasizes a built-in mechanism for self-correction. • What questions can science answer? ◦ Answerable: Can be uninteresting or interesting
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