scientific method n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Scientific Method PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Scientific Method

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 22

Scientific Method - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 71 Views
  • Uploaded on

Scientific Method. Science philosophy involves itself in the methodology of science. Empirical knowledge – by observation - The Enlightenment (16-17 th C.). Empirical knowledge. When we see something many times in many different circumstances Prediction . Prediction.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

Scientific Method


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
scientific method
Scientific Method

Science philosophy involves itself in the methodology of science.

Empirical knowledge – by observation

- The Enlightenment (16-17th C.)

empirical knowledge
Empirical knowledge

When we see something many times in many different circumstances

Prediction

prediction
Prediction

Inductive reasoning (common sense)

Moves from “I” to the universal “all”

problem
Problem

There is no causal relationship between an event and time

Hume

science cannot prove anything
Science cannot prove anything

It can only disprove a idea

Falsification

falsification
Falsification

We can never 100% prove something, only prove that it is false

Falsification connects theory & experiment

Encourages objectivity

Freud’s

Oedipal complex

Private research &

drug companies

scientific revolutions
Scientific Revolutions

When observation doesn’t match theory

Hume

Normal or progressive science

slide8
Kunh (1922)

Paradigm shift

scientists prefer to cling to old paradigms until a new one is ready

e.g.

Copernican revolution

Discovery of oxygen (phlogiston)

Einstein's theories of relativity

slide9
Don’t fit Kunh’s theory:

Super conductors

DNA

Einstein

science reality
Science Reality

Scientists hold paradigms

Won’t shift paradigms until there is enough evidence

But who decides what’s enough?

vesalius
Vesalius
  • De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body).
  • Founder of modern human anatomy
  • Mocked by other doctors
  • Hounded by the church
  • In 1564 Vesalius went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land – and died.
scientific method1
Scientific method

Right?

Wrong?

Truth?

einstein newton
Einstein & Newton

Falsification

Einstein disproved Newton’s theories

Aeroplanes

right and wrong are not scientific concepts
Right and Wrongare not scientific concepts

Ideas are only limited by their context

- A flat earth is fine if you’re only walking to the shops

is sciences goal to find the truth
Is sciences goal to find the truth?

- no, it is to be useful

dawkins vs god
Dawkins vs God

Scientific claims lend themselves to experiment.

Thus some things are outside of science

Love. Feelings. Faith. Taste. Fashion.

dawkins vs god1
Dawkins vs God

God created the earth.

God created the earth 5000 years ago.