1.What are the biggest debates between science and ethics today? Can you predict what some of the future debates might be? Use examples from the reading and cite your sources.
2. How were scientific methods of reason established during the Enlightenment introduced into CHOOSE ONE: philosophy, literature, politics or economics?
3.Were the scientific advancements of the Industrial Revolution more beneficial for travel or commerce? Why? Discuss at least two inventions in your response. Use examples from the reading and cite your sources.
4.What were some of the new branches of physical science, historical science and social science that developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? Focus on one and explain how it developed and how it helped diversify the field of science.
Use examples from the reading and cite your sources.
5.Define empiricism. How does it differ from rationalism and which is more important in the field of science?
6. Evaluate this statement:
“The history of Science is not a more record of isolated discoveries; it is a narrative of the conflict of two contending powers, the expansive force of the human intellect on one side, and the compression arising from traditionary faith and human interests on the other.” ( from John William Draper’s, A history of the Conflict between Religion and Science.)
Give at least TWO examples of conflicts that Draper might be describing. Cite your sources when appropriate.
For each question, minimum of ten sentences is required.