Chapter1B - T&L-1-1 Introduction The Nature of Science...

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Introduction The Nature of Science All science is based on the assumption that the natural world behaves in a consistent and predictable manner that is comprehensible through careful, systematic study. The overall goal of science in to discover the underlying patterns in nature and then to use this knowledge to make predictions about what should or should not be expected, given certain facts or circumstances.
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Introduction I Science is a human endeavor . I Science has an idea of rightness and wrongness . I Science tends to be reductionistic . I There is a particular method associated with science.
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Introduction Concept: The intellectual framework that’s part of a theory. These are usually abstract quantities. Fact: A testable observation agreed upon by observers in the scienti±c community. Law: A generalization about the behavior of nature. Narrower in scope than a theory and often expressed m athematically. For instance E = mc 2 . Model:
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Chapter1B - T&L-1-1 Introduction The Nature of Science...

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