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Diana Andino CUIN 4397 Summary Paper – The Nature of Science Science is always transforming society and provides an understanding and explanation of all the different natural phenomena that happen around us. Most of the time, it provides stage to make products and continue research which provides a lot of jobs in different industries. Science it’s not just a subject taught in classrooms throughout our lives, but it is “a particular way of knowing about the world. In science, explanations are limited to those based on observations and experiments that can be substantiated by other scientists. Explanations that cannot be based on empirical evidence are not part of science”(The National Academy of Science, 1999, p.1). The truth is that science has several definitions depending on who we ask. For a science teacher, science is a way of discovering new things. While for a self called scientist, science is a way of proving an idea. Which is true considering that science allows us to make predictions. Then, the idea itself is what leads to make the discovery, not discovering first. In reality, science is an approach to nature and all the phenomena in it. There are many ways that a scientist contributes to society and to the progress of research and science itself. By having different types of scientist, it allows them to collaborate with one another and examine their work. But what does a scientist exactly do? In order to be considered
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course CUIN 2337 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '09 term at University of Houston.

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