Science at the Fringe

Dan Binkley, Tom Stohlgren

Description:By definition, the frontiers of science are fraught with uncertainty; we can create more clever ideas than reality may endorse. How do we bring clarity to scientific thinking in ways that support creativity but retain skepticism? This seminar explores some aspects of classic logic, philosophy of science, and how scientific thinking has been harnessed (or not) in ecology.

Section: 4
Credits: 1
Restrictions: none
First Meeting: 1/1/2012
Meeting Times: Wed., 3:00-3:50 (actual class time might shift to accommodate students)
Classroom: TBA
Cross Listed: none
Enrollment Limit: 15
Background: none
Course Text: Schick, T., Jr., and L. Vaughn. 2011. How to think about weird things. 6th Edition. McGraw Hill Press.
Instructor Contact Info:
      Dan Binkley 970-491-6519
      Tom Stohlgren