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Unformatted text preview: Science and Evolution Todays Topics How does Science work? *Brief history of science *Brief history of evolution *Darwins observations *Darwins conclusions How does science work? The field of science is devoted to understanding and explaining the world around us *Assumptions required to study science: Living and non-living things obey the laws of physics and chemistry and those laws remain constant in time and space *Natural cause for a physical phenomenon How do scientists work? Scientists are curious, determined, creative *How does the world work? *Scientific Inquiry Study (observations) *Question (hypothesis) *Experiment *Evaluate and form new ideas How science is used Attempts to explain the world based on observations Cannot make value based decision of right or wrong *Contributes to knowledge that is used to make decisions Scientific Knowledge Observations are facts *Theory Large group of observations that attempt to explain a natural phenomenon *Rigorously tested Brief History of Science Scientific paradigm Set of accepted ideas, assumptions and methodologies that guide research in a field Personal paradigm The way you see the world based on your ideas, beliefs and experiences...
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