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Communicating Science Week 2 Handout Science is… Based on Evidence : In science there are accepted methodologies, standards of  evidence, and logical ways of answering questions, all of which are based on  observations, tests and other types of data to provide evidence Testable/Falsifiable:   If an explanation offers no way to be tested, or does not  have the potential to be proven false by evidence, it is not scientific. Repeatability  is often a goal in experimental types of science.  But much of science does not  solve problems through experimentation – they rely on inferences from patterns  and observations. Consistent : A scientific explanation needs to do more than provide a plausible  account; it must fit all the observable facts better than alternative explanations do.  It must be consistent with all available evidence, not just selected evidence.  
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course CHEM 100 taught by Professor Barakos during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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