Topic V. Scientific Optimism: The Gas Pedal of Scientific Progress
- A. ATTITUDES
- Appreciate that iterative work on a problem is the norm in science and the most productive approach (and in some cases the only way of being productive), even when it looks like it’s not getting anywhere.
- C. CONCEPT APPLICATION
- Critique impatience with the gradual nature of scientific progress by appealing to science’s iterative nature.
- Critique cases of policy failures due to lack of an appropriately iterative/persistent approach to the problem.
- Generate examples of iterative processes for solving non-scientific problems.