By Mike Bender, Doug Chernack
In keeping with the hit site, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com (“painful, regrettable, horrifyingly striking snaps of relatives bonding, you'll giggle so challenging that individuals in adjacent workplaces will ask what’s unsuitable with you”—Esquire), this complete colour publication positive factors never-before-seen images and hilarious own tales masking every thing from uncomfortable moments with kin, teenager angst, sibling contention, and relatives vacation trips from hell. draw back on the compelled poses, undesirable hair, and matching outfits--all prompting us to examine our personal households and have a good time the truth that we're no longer alone. Nothing says awkward higher than an uncomfortable family members picture!
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However, there is a more substantial point to be made, which I will introduce with a story. When I was young, my brother and I disagreed about how to explain the fact that the grass grows longer among the cow pats in a field than elsewhere in the same field, a fact that I am sure we were not the first to notice. My brother was of the opinion that it was the fertilising effect of the dung that was responsible, whereas I suspected that it was a mulching effect, the dung trapping 28 What is this thing called Science?
We have an example that illustrates a way in which the judgment ofthe truth or otherwise of an observation statement depends on the knowledge that forms the background against which the judgment is made. It would seem that the scientific revolution involved not just a progressive transformation of scientific theory, but also a transformation in what were considered to be the observable facts! This last point is further illustrated by my third example. It concerns the sizes of the planets Venus and Mars as viewed from earth during the course ofthe year.
The experiment was to be deemed *a success for those pupils who got a nice straight-line graph when they plotted deflection against current, revealing the proportionality of the two. I remember being disconcerted by this experiment, although, perhaps wisely, I did not transmit my worry to my pupils. My worry stemmed from the fact that I knew what was inside the anfmeter What was inside was a coil suspended between the poles of a magnet in such a way that it was deflected by a current through the coil causing a needle to move on the visible and evenly calibrated scale of the ammeter.