Characteristics of Science

2/23/2014


Click here to start


Table of Contents

Characteristics of Science

PPT Slide

Ancient World

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

Jewish View

PPT Slide

…Belief in creation out of nothing, and in time is the very opposite of paganism. Once that belief became a widely shared cultural consensus during the Christian Middle ages, it became almost natural that there should be arise the idea of inertial motion” Jaki (emphasis mine)

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

What is Science?

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

Characteristics of Scientific Inquiry

Characteristics of Scientific Inquiry

1. The beginning of science is observation

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

This type of observation requires effort and training to do properly..

Observation may be the beginning of science, but it is NOT the end. Observation by itself is not enough.

PPT Slide

Characteristics of Scientific Inquiry

2. Science is Quantitative & Mathematical

PPT Slide

The language of science is mathematical for several reasons

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

Characteristics of Scientific Inquiry

3. Science is Naturalistic

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

Characteristics of Scientific Inquiry

4. Science is Based on Models as Representations of Nature

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

What makes a “good” model?

I. Predictive

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

II. Must fit the experimental data

III. Must be aesthetically pleasing

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

Characteristics of Scientific Inquiry

5. Science is Limited

PPT Slide

Characteristics of Scientific Inquiry

6. Science is Dynamic

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

“The God of the Gaps”

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

Characteristics of Scientific Inquiry

7. Science is Amoral

PPT Slide

Characteristics of Scientific Inquiry

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

PPT Slide

Author: James Mackey

Email: jmackey@harding.edu

Home Page: www.harding.edu/jmackey/index.html

Download presentation source