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What are the irreducible Components of the Scientific Enterprise?

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 In this essay the author argues that many scientists (and laymen  also) have come to take a narrow view of what constitutes science.  They  would exclude as "unscientific" observations that do not include a falsifiable  theory with predictions testable and repeatable in laboratory experiments.  In  contrast, the author contends that science is more an attitude than a method.  The attitude is one of testing interpretations of observed phenomena against  further observations until one... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: April 09, 2009
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Keywords: philosophy of science, scientific method

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Avatar for CINTHIA ARRIAGA-HAGOPIAN
8 years ago

CINTHIA ARRIAGA-HAGOPIAN (Teacher (K-12))

This essay is very informative regarding the science enterprise and how it has changed. It talks about the components of the scientific enterprise that can help make it more understable.