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PHI 103

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Kari Popper advocates, as a more efficient way to examine a scientific hypothesis, which of the following? A) Gather as much data as possible supporting the hypothesis.
B) Fake the data
C) Try to show the hypothesis is false.
D) Meditate on what the hypothesis really means.
Which one of these are right. ABCD

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    Who is Kari Popper?

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    Grading Summary
    These are the automatically computed results of your exam. Grades for essay questions, and comments from your instructor, are in the "Details" section below.
    Date Taken: 8/17/2012
    Time Spent: 25 min , 48 secs
    Points Received: 10 / 10 (100%)
    Question Type: # Of Questions: # Correct:
    True/False 1 1
    Multiple Choice 9 9
    Grade Details - All Questions
    1. Question :

    Which of the following may not qualify as a falsifiable claim?
    Student Answer: CORRECT Your luck will improve.
    Your house will be sold tomorrow.
    Granite is more dense than sand.
    Smoking may cause heart disease.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    2. Question :

    A strongly supported claim in science should be regarded as
    Student Answer: CORRECT correct, but something that can always be revised.
    necessarily true.
    meaningless but fun.
    correct, and never needing revision.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    3. Question :

    To support a scientific hypothesis, one might
    Student Answer: gather data that confirms the hypothesis.
    look for ways of refuting the hypothesis.
    CORRECT Both A and B
    None of the above
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    4. Question :

    Putting an argument into premise-conclusion form can make it easier to
    Student Answer: ignore the argument.
    think the argument is pretty.
    CORRECT evaluate the argument.
    avoid the argument.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    5. Question :

    An inactive substance or simulated medical procedure is called a
    Student Answer: placenta.
    CORRECT placebo.
    platypus.
    pleonasm.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    6. Question :

    If the word "should" appears in a sentence, that sentence will always involve an ethical claim.
    Student Answer: True
    CORRECT False
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    7. Question :

    Descartes worried a great deal about the threat posed by which of the following?
    Student Answer: Christians
    CORRECT Skeptics
    Masons
    Jesuits
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    8. Question :

    A scientific hypothesis is
    Student Answer: CORRECT a tentative claim to be tested.
    a clever remark designed to confuse an audience.
    an appeal to radical skepticism.
    a valid argument.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    9. Question :

    Karl Popper advocates, as a more efficient way to examine a scientific hypothesis, which of the following?
    Student Answer: Gather as much data as possible supporting the hypothesis
    Fake the data
    CORRECT Try to show the hypothesis is false
    Meditate on what the hypothesis really means
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    10. Question :

    One way to disconfirm the scientific hypothesis that chickens cannot fly would be to
    Student Answer: ask someone.
    CORRECT look very hard for a chicken that can fly.
    simply assert that chickens can fly.
    simply assert that chickens cannot fly.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

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