This is the final project of the semester and you will be asked to incorporate your prior knowledge from the three previous units to discuss this paper properly.
First, you must read the following recent journal article on the octopus. octopus research.pdf
You may also like to look at a review of the previous article to put the information in perspective. https://qz.com/1281064/a-controversial-study-has-a-new-spin-on-the-otherworldliness-of-the-octopus/
The discussion of this paper needs to focus on the following items and keep in mind that you need to decide if this research is reliable and viable as an explanation. Make a decision as to whether or not you accept the outcomes and discuss this decision under the following parameters:
- Did the scientists use the scientific method and experimental design? Explain.
- How did technology influence their design?
- What type of reasoning played a part in their ultimate conclusions: was it inductive, deductive, a combination of both?
- What type of thought process did the scientists follow? In other words, did they follow in the tradition of the Greeks, the Romans, Copernicus, or Galileo? Or was their background more influenced by Popper?