Scientific Literacy Paper: Global Warming
By Jeff VanGilder
According to the United States National Center for Education Statistics, "scientific literacy is the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity". A scientifically literate person is defined as one who has the capacity to: understand experiment and reasoning as well as basic scientific facts and their meaning ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from curiosity about everyday experiences describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena
read with understanding articles about science in the popular press and to engage in social conversation about the validity of the conclusions identify scientific issues underlying national and local decisions and express positions that are scientifically and technologically informed evaluate the quality of scientific information on the basis of its source and the methods used to generate it pose and evaluate arguments based on evidence and to apply conclusions from such arguments appropriately "Scientific Literacy." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 09 Mar. 2012. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. .
Scientific literacy is one thing that most Americans lack. Without the proper knowledge or understanding of a scientific topic, politicians and Religions have trouble agreeing with science.
Science is a fact. We see and use it everyday. We tend to not give our mothers enough credit, but when they cook you your dinner that you digest the food gets broken down by acids and then either stored or made into energy. Even when your pen touches a piece of paper and leaves it residue you are partaking in science. We tend to not consider our daily routines as such a frequently talked about phenomenon, but its true. The...
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