When Science isn’t Simple

One of the earliest lessons we learn in our training as scientists is to accept the simplest explanation of evidence, rather than assuming a more complicated solution. We call this "Occam's Razor," and it is repeated in class after class. But the world is complicated. What happens when our simple explanations don't capture the entire … Continue reading When Science isn’t Simple

Phil 1032: How Science Works

As fall semester nears, we want to highlight How Science Works, an undergraduate course at the University of Cincinnati. This course is offered by the philosophy department, and it satisfies natural sciences and quantitative reasoning general education requirements (NS and QR BOKs, in UC lingo). The course also is an opportunity for more science-focused students … Continue reading Phil 1032: How Science Works