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The Secret Life of Science

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003915/00001

Material Information

Title: The Secret Life of Science
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Ferretti, Max Berman
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Learning
Science
Cognition
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Science is a system composed of two major parts: a method for making reliable discoveries and a framework for interpreting and disseminating them. This thesis examines how and why science works as well as where it came from. First, the history of learning itself is explored by analyzing the development of the ability to learn in the animal kingdom, from very simple to extraordinarily complex organisms. Once learning in humans is discussed, the slow development of science throughout history is chronicled in order to show that this empirical process was meticulously and deliberately designed (unlike innate learning strategies). The final part of this section argues that humans are programmed to want to believe, and that science is the only method by which diverse peoples can come to agree that something is true. Section two looks into the human learning apparatus, identifying both its amazing abilities and inherent flaws. Science, the method, is then shown to be an effective tool in combating innate errors that occur in human learning. The final section explores science as a system of discovery; how it works and where it is headed.
Statement of Responsibility: by Max Berman Ferretti
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Beulig, Alfred

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 F38
System ID: NCFE003915:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003915/00001

Material Information

Title: The Secret Life of Science
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Ferretti, Max Berman
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Learning
Science
Cognition
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Science is a system composed of two major parts: a method for making reliable discoveries and a framework for interpreting and disseminating them. This thesis examines how and why science works as well as where it came from. First, the history of learning itself is explored by analyzing the development of the ability to learn in the animal kingdom, from very simple to extraordinarily complex organisms. Once learning in humans is discussed, the slow development of science throughout history is chronicled in order to show that this empirical process was meticulously and deliberately designed (unlike innate learning strategies). The final part of this section argues that humans are programmed to want to believe, and that science is the only method by which diverse peoples can come to agree that something is true. Section two looks into the human learning apparatus, identifying both its amazing abilities and inherent flaws. Science, the method, is then shown to be an effective tool in combating innate errors that occur in human learning. The final section explores science as a system of discovery; how it works and where it is headed.
Statement of Responsibility: by Max Berman Ferretti
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Beulig, Alfred

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 F38
System ID: NCFE003915:00001

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