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In what ways have developments in science challenged long-held ethical values. Is prediction the primary purpose of scientific knowledge? /MediaBox [-0.0000 -0.0000 612.0000 792.0000] /Root 20 0 R Presentation stuff from the TOK guide Presentation Basics … 19 0 obj /Filter [/FlateDecode ] Natural Science Is science the most reliable area of knowledge? Understanding human sciences 1. What Should the natural sciences be regarded as a body of knowledge, a system of knowledge, or a method? /E 51562 19 20 brought about major changes in the way we thought about the world, particularly in the West. What role do paradigm shifts play in the progression of scientific knowledge? ši:¤ìRxUŒ¼z^iRämQîLKæ¼Ò9¯Ô䥃Yi ]Ku×ȱi[¢Šg)ƒiYá'^åS�4d'�L˜ü0&�ÃÓ!Õ¯E£ğy/ÇÿN‰&s¤dLô¾ğ–�û¬�@`œ?X’HxŒ¸MW^xŞ�";p¡,¬—£ÄÏí²l©›®š9L\ì–dì™Ôc!3"TñƒÇXõT ÏàÕkøşŞÏ. This section provides some respources to stimulate discussion and give ideas for your TOK Essay. 0000024973 00000 n /Prev 67392 What can we do to enhance the power of these human tools? /TrimBox [0.0000 0.0000 612.0000 792.0000]

Edinborough, UK: Pearson Educational, 2008. Years later, with the advancement of technology and progress in other areas, these ideas might be proven  wrong, or right. 0000036209 00000 n Reducing depression to mere biological factors may not be very good at explaining the full extent of this human behaviour. But if you want to tap into the emotional core of what the disease is about, this kind of explanation is perhaps quite useless. /O 21 means that the natural sciences offer better quality knowledge than other areas of knowledge. /Parent 16 0 R 2. What is the role of imagination and intuition in the creation of hypotheses in the natural sciences? How do scientists try to protect against error in scientific research?

When your doctor explains the disease in scientific terminology (neoplasms, carcinoma, lymphoma, etc), the knowledge he passes on is correct. trailer He continues to cite, “It is remarkable that humans can put together a story, and test it, for such strange and extreme events that took place billions of years ago and billions of light-years distant from us.”, ome evidence is produced by processes so convoluted that it’s hard to decide what, if anything has been observed." "predicts the results of certain initial conditions", Popper proposed that scientists try to falsify (prove wrong). Does the precision of the language used in the natural sciences successfully eliminate all ambiguity? What knowledge, if any, will always remain beyond the capabilities of science to investigate or verify? x��\�n�F��?������ȅ���1�� �������ǒ�QR�-��6[-�T�$����A3���Ӽ�mV�_���ߙc��|���~�����Ϗ�w��!qNS������w?�b�'�?y���=x)�p�6. >> << The various class activities and units of … Scientists try to "map" the natural world. >> ncorrect scientific knowledge can surface for a while within the scientific community, but over time, these ideas are (hopefully) phased out through peer review.