Science, Skepticism, and Knowledge: Three Tools for the Practicing Chemist

May 7, 2015 @ 2:00pm ET

Triangle with Science, Skepticism and Knowledge written on it

Any good chemist (or any other scientist, for that matter) needs three things:  a good definition of what science is (and what science isn’t), a well-developed sense of skepticism, and an awareness of the boundary between the known and the unknown.  Join David Ball as he provides a fresh perspective on these three tools that are necessary parts of any scientist’s arsenal.

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What You Will Learn

  • It’s important to understand what science is and what science isn’t.
  • A well-developed sense of skepticism is a necessary tool for the practicing scientist.
  • Science requires a lot of knowledge because it’s constantly pushing back the boundary between known and unknown.

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David Ball
Cleveland State University

David Harwell
ACS Industry Member Programs

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