Scientific Attitudes

In modern parlance, however, the scientific imperialism most often means "the tendency to push a good scientific idea far beyond the field that was originally presented,

The 10 scientists must have scientific attitudes are the beliefs, curiosity, objectivity, critical thinking, openness, creativity, risk taking, intellectual honesty, humility and responsibility. A scientist believes that everything that happens around us, there is a reason behind it. He or she is curious by events and objects. A scientist should not have a bias in the scientific data, conclusions or interpretations on the basis of the evidence. The scientist must be open-minded listening to criticism from their peers. It is very important for a scientist to get original ideas and in the process are able to accept criticism when there is failure. When a scientist comes up with ideas that he or she must be willing to share important information and should be truthful about it. Although scientists are regarded as one of the most intellectual of the planet,must demonstrate that the intelligence and humility boast of their knowledge and experience. It is also important for the scientist responsible for their actions.

Scientific imperialism is a term that seems to have been invented by Dr. Ellis T Powell addressed the Commonwealth Club of Canada, September 8, 1920. Although he gave a definition of imperialism, “a sense of arbitrary and capricious domination over the bodies and souls of men”, however, use the “scientific imperialism” the term to mean “the subjection of all the powers developed and developing world in mind of man. “

In modern parlance, however, the scientific imperialism most often means “the tendency to push a good scientific idea far beyond the field that was originally presented, and often well beyond the area that can provide much insight more. ”(John Dupré, against imperialism Scientific, 2006) Therefore, it can mean an attitude to knowledge in which the beliefs and methods of science are supposed to be superior and have priority over all other disciplines.” The followers of these methods are likely to say they are in possession not only a useful perspective on human behavior, but the key that will open doors to understanding the ever-expanding area of ​​human behavior. “

It is also apparent in “those who believe that the study of politics can and should be the model of the natural sciences, a position defended most strongly in the United States, and those who dissented, viewing this ambition as methodologically ethically justified and desirable. ”

Critical power
It has also been defined as the “quest for power through the pursuit of knowledge” and its use pejorative may reflect the frustration some of them with “the limits of reductionist scientist (scientific imperialism).” And “the myth that science is the model of truth and rationality, but clings to the minds of many of our popular culture and science. Although philosophers of science in recent decades has been stripped of many statements in this scientific imperialism, many thinkers, thinking, agnostics, and judges, even persist in the grip of this idea. “This criticism of science, including the question whether we should” … automatically assumes that the success of scientific theories are true or approximately true models of the world “and repeatedly expressed his desire to” dethrone science imperialist position on philosophy and theology. ”

Skeptical (or skepticism) has many definitions, but generally refers to any questioning attitude to knowledge, facts or opinions / beliefs stated as facts, or doubts about the claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.The word can characterize a position on an individual case, as in the case of religious skepticism, which is “doubt as to basic religious principles (as immortality, providence, and revelation)”, but skepticism is a philosophical comprehensive approach that requires all new information to be well supported by evidence even skeptics may question the reliability of his own philosophical skepticism senses Classical derived from “Skeptikoi,” a school that “nothing said” supporters of skepticism, for example to suspend the trial investigations.

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