Assignment 1. Write a one-page response to each of the following sets of questions. Your papers should be typed, double-spaced, and with standard font and margins. Late papers will not, in general, be accepted and this assignment must be completed in order to pass the class.
What, according to Kuhn, is a field of inquiry like before it adopts its first paradigm? Why is it so difficult for scientists engaged in such inquiry to reach a consensus about how to go forward?
Explain what Kuhn means when he claims that, “History, if viewed as a repository for more than anecdote or chronology, could produce a decisive transformation in the image of science by which we are now possessed” (SSR, p. 1).
The authors of “The Development of the Concept of Electric Charge” emphasize the importance of ‘working hypotheses’ in scientific development. Explain, using examples from this case study, both how such hypotheses aid scientists in revealing new phenomena and how they might hinder scientists’ discovery of unexpected phenomena.
This assignment must be typed and submitted electronically in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format. The file must be named in the following format: Lastname_Assignment1.doc. Submit your completed document on the Assignment 1 upload page.
THIS ASSIGNMENT WORTH 100 [PINTS,SO PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY AND FULLY.