|Science: A. Science is a) an inventory of statements on defined subject domains obtained with certain methods, rules and instruments as well as b) a set of methods, instruments and rules for obtaining new statements on the same subject domain. B. Groups of people who are counted to a subject area, whereby these groups are being formed by the common acceptance of methods, rules, instruments and the limitation of the subject areas. See also observation, observability, methods, systems, theories, theoretical terms, theoretical entities, verification._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Language/science/Dawkins: we always need to assure ourselves that we can re-translate our casual language. For example, "intentions" of genes. (By the way, its only intention is to multiply.)
Language/science/Dawkins: when we say "it's 90 % sure" (that this other animal is my half-sibling) to which "it" do we refer then? Do we mean that the zoologist is sure or that the animal is sure?
Dawkins: with a little luck, both possibilities can lead to the same.
Language/science/Dawkins: there is no reason not to label the bacteria according to Axelrod with predicates such as "forgiving", "not envious", etc._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
Das egoistische Gen, Hamburg 1996
M. St. Dawkins
Die Entdeckung des tierischen Bewusstseins Hamburg 1993