Topic V. Scientific Optimism: The Gas Pedal of Scientific Progress
Context for this filter:
- B. CONCEPT ACQUISITION
- Discovery/Innovation Function: Science is in the business of generating new theories for how to explain the world. This is both difficult (requires resources, uncertain success) and important (need to make decisions, wouldn’t have anything to “gatekeep” if new scientific ideas weren’t being generated).
- 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
- Explain the interplay and importance of the skeptical/gatekeeping aspect of science versus discovery/innovation. .C