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Doing Science: Science in the Modern WorldGuided NotesScience: AssumptionsThe two basic assumptions in science are:1)The universe operates by rules2)Rules can be deduced (approximated)Doing ScienceThe parts of doing science are:Starts with curiosityPropose an explanation (hypotheses)Test with experiments and/or observationsResults are always tentative (test old ideas)A hypothesis must have the following properties:Make predictionsTestable (falsifiable)Natural processesSimplest possible explanationTest Yourself – HypothesisThey key property of a hypothesis that makes it scientific is that it should beA – Testable: A hypothesis is scientific if it can be tested.Your Turn – HypothesesDiscuss the following hypothesis and decide if it is testable or not (and why). If it is, suggest a way to testit:Children born when Jupiter is in the constellation Taurus are more likely to be musicians than otherchildren.
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