Land Acknowledgement

Before we begin our classes, we must acknowledge that the land on which we gather in person is the traditional and unceded territory of the Lenape. We, the Brooklyn College community, acknowledge that academic institutions, indeed the nation-state itself, was founded upon and continues to enact exclusions and erasures of Indigenous Peoples. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment to beginning the process of working to dismantle ongoing practices and legacies of settler colonialism, and to recognize the hundreds of Indigenous Nations who continue to resist, live, and uphold their sacred relations across their lands. We also pay our respect to Indigenous elders past, present, and future and to those who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.

About This Course

3 hours; 3 credits

Cultures of science and engineering. Development of scientific ideas. Social context for scientific work and technological innovation. Institutional influences on scientific research agendas and technological development trajectories. Scientific communications. Resistance and receptivity to science and technology. Science, technology and social change.

ISTS 1-2

Each group will be assigned one quotation. You will need to address two questions: (A) what does the quotation mean? and, (B) why is the quotation important in the context of the chapter?

1. A scientific theory, then, is a condensed summary of possible observations. (Ch 1, section 1; 256)

2. Any theory that fails to make risky predictions is ruled unscientific, and any theory that makes failed predictions is ruled false. A theory that makes good predictions is provisionally accepted—until new evidence comes along. (Ch 1, section 1; loc 308)

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