Earth, Our Environment - Class Notes
What Is Science?

1) Understand the critical elements in scientific studies.

2) Understand how we study nature - how general principles make nature "knowable".

3) Understand the different types of scientific knowledge.

4) Learn to distinguish science from pseudoscience.

5) Understand the process of scientific research in the US and appreciate the importance of peer review.

6) To place science in perspective.

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Prepared by: Charles J. Ammon
January 1997