1. Why do you think its important for science
to have values and ethics? Can
you think of any example where a lack or absence of values and ethics
in science has been problematic?
2. Can you think of any other examples
of pseudoscience not mentioned in Derry's book? Explain what criteria
you used to identify your pseudoscience example.
3. Scientific concepts are often divided
into different classifications (hypothesis, theory, law) such as
the Theory of Plate Tectonics, and the Laws of Thermodynamics. After
reading chapter 14, what do you think these classifications mean?
What problems are involved in classifying scientific concepts?
4. In thinking about chapter 15, can
you think of any examples happening today where the objective premise
of science has been influenced by culture, socialism or politics?
Describe such a case and explain your reasoning.