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  • Society's Image Of Science And Scientists
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    Science and Society Society's image of science and scientists as well as the public's misunderstanding and often fascination with science clearly demonstrate the influence science and society have on each other. Certain stereotypical images created by the media and instilled in the public's minds have surrounded scientists for years. These images influence the way people think about science as well as the way scientists think about themselves and others. Science has also separated itself from th...
  • Comte And Engels's Scientific Pattern In Sociology
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    Is Social Science Scientific? Sociology is undoubtedly a logical science; it has the characteristics that other sciences have, its own theories that can be proved, as well as having systematic theories and laws. John Maynard Keynes refuted the many statements made by Auguste Comte and Friedrich Engels, simply he described social sciences as "illogical" and "dull". Thus, without providing any sufficient evidence, he had not proven that, in fact, sociology is not scientific. Auguste Comte regularl...
  • Science And Its Applied Technology
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    (Author's Note: This was a semi-creative project. We had to address the issues in a persuasive letter rather than a boring ol' report, so please become unconfused as far as the format... ) Cal Tech Curriculum Committee: Scientists are all too ready to lock themselves away with their research, unwilling - perhaps even incapable - of seeing the consequences of their actions. It is our duty as their educators to provide them with not only a means to gain knowledge but also insights into the society...
  • Subject Of Space
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    Science has been part of human nature, since man first existed. We have always wondered why the world was, this carries on deeply today. Us as a species has never been satisfied with what we know, we always try to find a answer, to further our knowledge. I guess this is what might as well keep the human race going, our desire to know everything. This desire of knowledge always brings the subject of space. The CAI is a way of me getting to explore the question that seem to come to me by nature. T...
  • Supreme A Form Of Knowledge As Biology
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    For some people science is the supreme form of all knowledge. Is this view reasonable or does it involve a misunderstanding of science or of knowledge? For many persons science is considered the supreme form of all knowledge, as science is based on facts and theories and it reaches its results through an approved scientific method. Consequently, it seems to be objective and thus more truthful and reliable. However, other persons argue that this is a misunderstanding of science. Hence, one should...
  • Understanding Eskimo Science
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    In Richard Nelson's "Understanding Eskimo Science" a man, Nelson, traveled below the Arctic Circle in the boreal forest of interior Alaska were he lived, studied and interacted with a few native Eskimos groups during the mid-1960's. Throughout the article Nelson provides an abundance of interesting and relevant information about Eskimo survival coming about through the understanding of one's environment. Nelson's best argument is the simple fact that these people have managed to survive in one t...
  • Philosophy Of The Academy
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    philosophy Phi los'o pay, n. ; pl. Philosophies. [OE. philosophie, F. philosophie, L. philosophic, from Gr.? See Philosopher.] 1. Literally, the love of, including the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws. Note: When applied to any particular department of knowledge, philosophy denotes the general laws or principles under which all the subordinate phenomena or facts relating to that subject are c...
  • Effect Of Science In The Nineteenth Century
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    To live in the today's world is to be surrounded by the products of science. For it is science that gave our society color television, the bottle of aspirin, and the polyester shirt. Thus, science has greatly enhanced our society; yet, our society are still afraid of the effect of science. This fear of science can be traced back to the nineteenth century where scientist had to be in experimenting with science. Although science did wonders in the nineteenth century, many people feared science and...
  • Kuhn's Textbook As The Contrary Tree
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    Since the beginning of academic studies, inquiries into history and science have often and generally been regarded as two completely opposite entities. In addition to different research methods, dissimilar types of "scholars" approached these diverse endeavors. In his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn discusses the juxtaposition of this dichotomy-namely the history of science. Central to the book's theme is the concept of textbooks. Kuhn argues that textbooks act merely a...
  • Area Of Knowledge Of The Knower
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    I believe that a knower's point of view is relative. Therefore I think that it should be taken into account as an asset as well as an obstacle to overcome when pursuing knowledge. On one hand it should be considered an asset since it presumably is the opinion of someone familiar with the subject in topic, someone who has studied it deeply and knows a lot about it. I believe it could be helpful for people who aren't as well prepared, as the knower is, to consider this person's point of view in or...
  • Merton's Social Theory Of Science
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    The aim of this essay is to compare and contrast the social theories of science as proposed by Merton, Barnes and Feyerabend; and to determine if these theories support the suggestion that science is part of Weber's rationalisation process. In order to achieve this aim, Weber's account of formal rationalisation will be summarised. Additionally, Weber's paradigm case, the structure of modern bureaucracies, will be used as an illustration of this process. Evaluation of the social science theories ...
  • Feminist Critique Of Science And Technology
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    What has feminism contributed to the analysis of science and technology, and in what way is Donna Haraway's concept of the cyborg part of a feminist critique of science and technology? Introduction A feminist critique of science and technology springs out from the Foucauldian insights of the intimate relations between knowledge and power. Knowing the world is, through naming it, a way to control it, and it has real effects of oppression and control. Representations work on the represented, and t...
  • Difference Between Common Knowledge And Scientific Knowledge
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    Conceptual Intelligence Definition: The term intelligence may be understood in many Ways it is often synonymous with understanding; it is Also considered as a way of using understanding and the knowledge that is understood, in order to solve the problems met within our environment. Intelligence is thus the ability to know, understand and adapt... And it is said to be a tool, capable of fabricating tools... In its practical form, it succeeded in transforming natural elements in to tools for livin...
  • Mathematical Knowledge
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    Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay for IB Program How does the mathematician's knowledge differ from that of the scientist? This question implies discussing how the knowledge acquired by mathematicians differs from that acquired by scientists. Defining mathematics is never easy. Some claim it is an art, others that it is a science, yet others that it is a tool. Mathematics is also hard to place on the map of human endeavors. Should it be placed by the natural sciences, or does it belong together wi...
  • Analysis Of Aristotle's Demonstration And Scientific Knowledge
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    An Analysis Of Philosophy And Science Essay, An Analysis Of Philosophy And Science An Analysis of the Philosophy of Science In my analysis of the philosophy of science, I will attempt to give an analysis of Aristotle's demonstration and scientific knowledge starting points and how they apply to his theory, his definition in sciences, and scientific enquires of the various questions posted as well as his ideals of explanation, which gives clear ideal of his theory points in his premises. Aristotl...
  • Budget Surplus To Federal Science Research Programs
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    For years, everyone has opined on what to do with the budget surplus: fund new educational programs, cut taxes, and so on. Science needs the money. In some technologies, we are beginning to fall behind other countries. We must not allow this to happen. Everyone reaps the benefits of science; increasing funding for research programs would only enhance these benefits. Where would the United States be today without science? Science is a big part of our economy, but today most research and developme...

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