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Unformatted text preview: ↓ →Retain Hypothesis - true ↓ Theory – extremely dificult to prove (things could change by coming from a whole different angle ↑→test (disprove, modify, or keep) ↓ ↓ Fact or Law ↓ Not w/ how nature works TC Chamberlain – 1910 Multiple Working Hypothesis – so you don't overlook evidence Accuracy – closest to correct number vs. Precision – imply false sense of accuracy Occam's Razor K.I.S.S. – keep it simple student – the simpler the more likely you are to being correct Correlation vs. Cause & Effect – many people give correlation while implying cause and effect – question it Absence of evidence vs. Evidence of Absence ∟don't know Disagreement – argueable w/ evidence vs. Controversy – nothing against it, no evidence...
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2008 for the course GEOSC 021 taught by Professor Zellpaul during the Spring '08 term at Penn State.
- Spring '08