Thinking Critically about Science What do you expect from Science? Science is a process , not a thing. Science is a paradigm based on understanding nature (rather than passively observing it, passing judgment on it, or anthropomorphizing it). Understanding nature involves reasoning .
For Science to work, it has to follow certain rules and guidelines which are notquestioned:
Deduction vs. Induction
Chimps are humans!
inductive thinking requires that all premises be true (tested by science)
this leads to the concepts of measurement error, uncertainty, and probability
Scientific Knowledge is Inherently uncertain: Probability