UT EDP 363-3 - Scientific Truths (2 pages)

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Lecture number:
1
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2
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Lecture Note
School:
University of Texas at Austin
Course:
Edp 363-3 - Human Sexuality

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EDP 363 3 Human Sexuality 9 2 Previously in Human Sexuality 1 Welcome to class Please read the syllabus 2 Don t wear hats in class 3 You can t use technology 4 Please be present every day On Today s Episode I Scientific Truths Myths Value Statements 9 2 9 11 a Fact A fact is a statement in which it is possible to gather evidence of the scientific kind and the overwhelming evidence suggests that the statement is accurate i Scientific data has 3 hallmarks 1 Measurable 2 Replicable 3 Observable b Definition A definition is a word or group of words which attempt to give meaning to another word or symbol Definitions gain their power from acceptance not from being true or false c False Statement Myth A fact is a statement in which it is possible to gather evidence of the scientific kind and the overwhelming evidence suggests that the statement is not accurate d Value statements AKA Opinions i Differ from facts and myths because they can not be proven or disproven ii There are three ways of stating values 1 Stating your values as a fact a Typically follows the formula Noun is are value word and almost always includes is or are Whether consciously or not used as a way of asserting your opinion as true not only so the other person will be more likely to believe you but also so you believe yourself Implies that you think the other person is stupid b Ex Pizza is good 2 Stating your values as a demand a Typically includes should or must b Stating your values as a demand implies that if the other person does not comply with your demand they will be punished c Ex We should eat pizza 3 Stating your values as preferences These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute a Typically includes words such as prefer or like b Stating your values as a preference is the only one of the three that implies both people in the relationship are equals It leaves room for compromise It also



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