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Northern Virginia Community College – Manassas Campus Natural Science I (NAS 101) Date of Posting: September 18, 2007 Assignment I Submit by: September 21 Start of Class Instructor: Dr Habtamu Z. Beneberu Instruction: Circle the correct answer 1. What is the basic distinction between the  scientific method  and other ways of looking at the  natural world? a) The scientific method relies upon experiment and observation rather than philosophical  doctrine.  b) The scientific method begins with what it accepts as true to explain the facts, whereas  religion formulates truth in light of the factual evidence. c) Religious doctrines are open to skepticism, testing, and verification whereas the  scientific method does not allow for such scrutiny of its system of belief. d) The scientific method is actually not very different from other ways of looking at the  world. 2.   What is the difference between a hypothesis and a law? a) A law describes an  established  universal relationship, whereas a hypothesis is an  initial  scientific interpretation of evidence and events. b) A law describes a regularity in behavior that is  universally constant  whereas a  hypothesis is a proposal concerning predicted behavior in a  specific  situation. c) Both of these statements are correct. d) Neither of these statements is correct. 3.  You are lost in the Northern Hemisphere in the middle of nowhere on a clear night. To tell  the direction of north by looking at the sky, look for _________
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