Evidence : How Do We Know What We Know?

 
For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?

Science is an active process of observation and investigation. Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? examines that process, revealing the ways in which ideas and information become knowledge and understanding.

a case study in human origins

In this case study in human origins, we explore how scientific evidence is being used to shape our current understanding of ourselves: What makes us human—and how did we get this way?


 
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How Do We Know What We Know? Resources for the Public Understanding of Scientific Evidence is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with the additional generosity of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The Jim Clark Endowment for Internet Education, and the McBean Family Foundation.

 
 

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