The Influences on Science as a Human Endeavor


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The way scientific studies support or negate parts of acupuncture is an example of science being influenced by:

I. Culture

II. Society

III. Personal bias

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Science has helped answer society's calls by:

I. Creating lifesaving medication

II. Curing every disease we know of

III. Harnessing alternative sources of energy

2. A pharmaceutical company's decision not to pursue the creation of a drug that may save many lives because they won't be able to turn a profit is an example of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of science and the ways it is used in society by completing these assessments. You must also know how the desires of people can drive science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Examples of the problems in society solved by science
  • The knowledge type that explains natural phenomena via experimentation and observation
  • What factors play a role in the support or negation of parts of acupuncture by scientific studies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how science has helped society
  • Reading comprehnesion - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on how humans study science
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what a decision not to create a highly needed drug due to a lack of projected profit is an example of

Additional Learning

The lesson titled The Influences on Science as a Human Endeavor will teach you more about how human nature influences scientific study. Covered objectives include:

  • Review an example of how society and culture affect science
  • Understand the effect of societal and personal needs on science
  • Know the type of answers science gives us