How to Reason + Reasoning in the Sciences
New drugs, climate change, whether cats can reason, the universe—how can we understand? Starting a science course, how can we make sense of the methods of reasoning? In this extension of How to Reason, you’ll learn how scientists make definitions, what an experiment is, what can go wrong with an experiment, how scientists reason with models and theories, what counts as a good explanation in science, and how to distintinguish science from magic, religion, and fraud.
No background in science is needed, just a healthy appetitite for learning.