IBIO Assignment

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WEEK 4: Your reading this week consists of Why We Don’t Believe in Science and The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science.

  1. In Why We Don’t Believe Science, Jonah Lehrer talks about our need to “unlearn” our instincts before we can learn science. What do you think about this idea? Have you ever experienced a need to “unlearn” something that seemed intuitive? Has anyone ever thought you needed to “unlearn” something and did you agree?
  2. The Science of Why We Don’t Believe provides a number of examples of research studies that provide evidence for the struggle between belief and knowledge. How might this conflict between belief and knowledge influence how you or someone else draws conclusions about climate change?

 

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