Biology 6 Chapter 2

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Biology 6 Chapter 2 1. What is Science? Science is an endeavor to discover how nature works and to use that  knowledge to make predictions about what is likely to happen in nature; based on  assumptions that events in the natural world follow orderly cause and effect patterns that  can be understood through careful observation, measurements, experimentation, and  modeling. 2. Scientific Hypothesis? Possible explanation of what scientists observe in nature 3. Natural Law? A well tested and widely accepted description of what we find happening over  and over in the same way in nature ex. law of gravity 4. Scientific Data?  5. Easter Island? (Rapa Nui) Ex. of how humans can easily degrade their own life-support  system; used resources faster than they could be renewed; rats played a key role in the  island’s permanent deforestation; Polynesians died of fatal diseases introduced by  European visitors; excellent example of how science works – gathering new scientific data  and reevaluation of older data led to a revised hypothesis that challenged our thinking 6. Can Science prove anything? 7. Frontier versus reliable science? During the frontier stage, scientists may disagree about the  meaning and accuracy of data and the validity of hypotheses and results. Reliable science  consists of data, hypotheses, theories, and laws that are widely accepted by scientists who 
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