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TaintedHow Philosophy of Science Can Expose Bad Science$
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Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199396412

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396412.001.0001

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Discovering Dump Dangers

Discovering Dump Dangers

Unearthing Hazards in Hydrogeology

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(p.17) Chapter 2 Discovering Dump Dangers
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Tainted
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Kristin Shrader-Frechette

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396412.003.0002

This chapter gives a brief overview of logic, then explains why logic is the foundation of scientific analysis. Uncovering several logical fallacies in government hydrogeological studies, it illustrates how to evaluate scientific assumptions associated with a prominent model in hydrogeology, used to evaluate various waste dump sites. Models especially deserve logical scrutiny because they can be misused, given their typical employment in situations where data are not available.

Keywords:   hydrogeology, logic, logical fallacies, model, waste dump

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