Science is a unique way of knowing that involves both a foundation of factual knowledge and specific processes. It is a distinctly human endeavor that is evolving and growing over time.
A. Analyze a scientific theory of your choice by doing the following:
1. Summarize the major tenets of your chosen theory (suggested length of 35
2. Discuss how your chosen theory developed over time by doing the following:
a. Discuss how new ideas refined old ideas in the development of your chosen theory. b. Discuss the role technology or mathematics played in the development of your
c. Discuss how interactions within the scientific community influenced the
development of your chosen theory.
d. Discuss the roles that the following epistemological factors played in the
development of your chosen theory:
3. Compare two major scientific contributions made to the development of your chosen theory.
a. Analyze how the following factors influenced each of the scientific contributions from part A3:
personal and societal beliefs
talents of individual scientists
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