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Communicating Science Week 2 Handout ©2006 by The Regents of the University of California 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. Pragmatic:
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2010 for the course CHEM 100/Ph taught by Professor Lynn during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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