10F_a_Introduction

10F_a_Introduction - Science A branch of knowledge or study...

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Unformatted text preview: Science A branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws Search for the best way to explain a set of observations Attempt to discover the processes responsible for the underlying patterns in nature Complete understanding of natural world Time Scientific Method (1) Start with facts, data, observations (2) Formulate hypothesis to explain observations (hypothesis is untested explanation) (3) Create a test of hypothesis - new set of observations or experiments- should be predictive if it cant be tested - NOT a scientific hypothesis Scientific Method (4) After test results - discard, alter, or retain for more tests (5) Withstands numerous tests - becomes a theory Scientific theory - Well-tested and is widely accepted as the best way to explain a set of observations different than hypothesis! scientific method - example Observation Hypothesis Test? Mesosaurus Advancement in science may be very slow!Advancement in science may be very slow!...
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