Activity 11

Statements on the knowledge of science and community                                                    PDF

Read the statements below and indicate in the end those you disagree and those you are not sure (indicate only their numbers in the fields). You can give your answers using the direct version of the questionnaire, if you want. Please see it more below. Unfortunately it is not possible to save your answers and continue in another hour. Use the PDF version to help if necessary. Please do not forget to send your answers.

  1. Scientists can make different interpretations based on the same observations.
  2. Scientific theories are subject to ongoing testing and revision.
  3. Scientific theories exist in the natural world and are uncovered through scientific investigations.
  4. Cultural values and expectations determine how science is conducted and accepted.
  5. Scientists do not use their imagination and creativity because these conflict with their logical reasoning.
  6. Scientists follow the same step by step scientific method.
  7. Experiments are not the only means used in the development of scientific knowledge.
  8. Science is inventing or designing things (for example, artificial hearts, computers, space vehicles).
  9. Science is the basis of most technological advances.
  10. Technology does not need to have a scientific basis, technology can advance on its own know-how.
  11. Science provides the most plausible explanations for natural phenomena.
  12. Scientific knowledge once acquired often dominates one’s way of thinking.
  13. Science alienates people from their traditional culture.
  14. A person can integrate science with spiritual issues.
  15. If students master science, they will likely lose something valuable of their own culture.
  16. Every occurrence in nature has a scientific explanation.
  17. Every occurrence in nature has a non-scientific, culture-based explanation.
  18. It´s easy to incorporate science into one´s personal views of nature.
  19. Scientific ideas are compatible with ideas within a local community.
  20. Science and everyday occurrences are so different, it is almost like they belong to different worlds.
  21. Scientific knowledge stands out as being separate from the common knowledge of my community.
  22. No source of knowledge provides absolute truth – not even Science.
  23. Scientific explanations tend to spoil the beauty of nature.
  24. Scientific knowledge is the most objective form of knowledge.
  25. Scientific knowledge is useful in keeping local economies competitive in today´s world.
  26. Understanding science is a good thing for everyone.
  27. No form of knowledge can be completely certain – not even scientific knowledge.
  28. The methods of science are the most reliable source of true, factual knowledge.
  29. Science is the best source of reliable knowledge.
  30. The scientific knowledge is useful for only a few people.
  31. Science is our best source of useful knowledge.
  32. No form of knowledge – including science – can ever be completely objective.
  33. The methods of science are objective.
  34. Scientific knowledge tends to erode spiritual values.
  35. Scientific knowledge is useful.
  36. Most people do not really know very much Science.
  37. Scientific knowledge is the truest form of knowledge.
  38. A community is a homogenous group that carries out the same knowledge and practices
  39. The local cultures must be respected.
  40. Local knowledge are universal.
  41. In a community we can observe knowledge with similar results of those obtained by scientific knowledge, but through other pathways.
  42. The local cultures experimentation is based on trial and error processes, natural observation and confirmation over time.
  43. The scientific experimentation contrasts with the natural experimentation as it produces a detectable and analyzable effect in circumstances prepared according to precise planning.
  44. There is creativity in the experimentation of local practices.
  45. In the community there are similar procedures regarding those carried out in scientific laboratories.
  46. The development of technology precedes the science itself.
  47. Practical experience is not synonymous with Science.
  48. It is possible to find scientific atitudes between non-scientists.
  49. The discourse of science is an interpretive construction created to reveal meanings through intangible elements that circulate and relate the objects.

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