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Week 1 Lecture Notes

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Week 1 Lecture Notes 1504

Dylan Notetaker
Virginia Tech

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These notes will cover what was discussed in the first two days of the class.
Intro Science, Tech, Society
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Dylan Notetaker on Monday September 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1504 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University taught by Dr. Jim Collier in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Intro Science, Tech, Society in STS at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


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Date Created: 09/05/16
Hypothesis vs. Question 1. Why trust Science? - Vague - Science not always credited… fact-based, proven –questioning science - Assumes people trust science - Institution of science - Why not trust science? It has proven itself before - Vague means explore any way you please - Assumes corruption in science, but may not mean that - Depends on person 2. Vaccines have been created- Zika? - Improvement, eve thought there may not be a sure fire solution - Rational view of the world? o Usually don’t involve politics and religion o Boyle- Science was properly conducted in a space where experiments could be performed and witnessed o Hobbes- a more speculative form of determining fundamental principles of nature through public debate - We are creating technology that can intern kill us - The purpose of science, Isaac Newton, is to understand the mind of God


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