Presentation on theme: "Scientific Knowledge versus Scientific Beliefs."— Presentation transcript:
Scientific Knowledge versus Scientific Beliefs
Aligns an individual with the ‘world’ Knowledge + Feelings Linked to Action “That upon which you are willing to act” Alexander Bain That which you hold true
Francis Bacon & Charles Peirce 1839 – 1914
Humans are inherently irrational Humans can become rational Rely on Observation Rely on Observation Inductive approach: ‘just the facts…’ Inductive approach: ‘just the facts…’ The Problem of our Irrationality The Four Idols: require ‘crutches for the mind’ The Four Idols: require ‘crutches for the mind’
Idols of the Tribe Idols of the Cave Idols of the Marketplace Idols of the Theater
Avoid conflict, disconfirmation!
Believe what you are told to believe! Believe what you are told to believe!
Believe what seems reasonable!
Tentative, self-correcting, evidence-based, tested through observation, social agreement
Knowledge is organized into separate spaces Spaces Overlap & Intersect Can be subdivided into subspaces Can be hierarchical We visit Knowledge spaces & download
Scientific Knowledge differs from other Knowledge but All Beliefs are alike!!