Topic 7:Ideology and science

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Science as a belief system

The impact of science

  • society have faith in science because it has helped us to protect ourself against natural dangers such as diseases and famine by creating medicine to help us fight them
  • science and technology have revolutionised economic productivity and raised out standards of living
  • society's faith in science has start to fail because it causes problems like pollution and global warming and weapons of mass destruction
  • cognitive power of science means science enables us to explain, predict and control the world in a way that non-scientific or pre-scientific belief systems cannot do

Open belief systems

  • Popper says that science is a open belief system because every scientists theories are open for scrutinycriticism and testing by others everyone can judge the theory or findings
  • the principle of falsificationism means scientists set out to try and falsify existing theories deliberately seeking evidence to disprove the theory
  • science is culmulative which means it builds on the achievements of previous scientists to develop a greater understanding of the world around us
  • Popper points out that scientific knowledge is prevented from being sacred or absolute truth because someone can always disprove the theory as it can be questioned, tested, criticised and perhaps shown to be false

The CUDOS norms

  • Merton says that the Protestant reformation was the first who supported scientific thinking as he says science can only thrive as a major social institution if it recieves support from other institutions and values
  • CUDOS norms that makes scientists act in ways that

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Topic 7:Ideology and science

  • Created by: sara..
  • Created on: 22-04-19 13:59

Science as a belief system

The impact of science

  • society have faith in science because it has helped us to protect ourself against natural dangers such as diseases and famine by creating medicine to help us fight them
  • science and technology have revolutionised economic productivity and raised out standards of living
  • society's faith in science has start to fail because it causes problems like pollution and global warming and weapons of mass destruction
  • cognitive power of science means science enables us to explain, predict and control the world in a way that non-scientific or pre-scientific belief systems cannot do

Open belief systems

  • Popper says that science is a open belief system because every scientists theories are open for scrutinycriticism and testing by others everyone can judge the theory or findings
  • the principle of falsificationism means scientists set out to try and falsify existing theories deliberately seeking evidence to disprove the theory
  • science is culmulative which means it builds on the achievements of previous scientists to develop a greater understanding of the world around us
  • Popper points out that scientific knowledge is prevented from being sacred or absolute truth because someone can always disprove the theory as it can be questioned, tested, criticised and perhaps shown to be false

The CUDOS norms

  • Merton says that the Protestant reformation was the first who supported scientific thinking as he says science can only thrive as a major social institution if it recieves support from other institutions and values
  • CUDOS norms that makes scientists act in ways that

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