What Science Is and How it Works
Discussion Questions Section 1
in your own words what the two quotes at the beginning of the prologue
accomplish and how? In the context of science, is either of these quotes
specific aspects of the meringue-whipping example give a good (albeit simple)
description as to how science works?
reading all the examples in chapter 1 regarding the different routes taken by
scientists to make discoveries, what do you think all these examples have in
opinion, can science advance without the invention and use of novel instrumentation?
What does a "discrepancy" mean in science as
described in chapter 4? How do you think discrepancies help us understand the
concept of science? In other words, what
role do discrepancies play?
you consider to be the "take-home message" of the story in chapter 5 (as
always, in your own words)?