sci230r6_appendix_f - in living organisms Never accept...

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Axia College Material Appendix F Controversial Topics One of the major objectives of this science class is to conduct critical thinking about oneself, others, and the environment. Some issues presented in this course have a history of strong emotional attachments. One of these issues is the theory of evolution and creationism. Other controversial topics are genetics, such as cloning and stem cell research. As these topics are covered, keep in mind what science is, what it is not, and what its limitations are. Science can only deal with ideas that can be tested via the scientific method. If a hypothesis, theory, or idea cannot be observed or tested in a controlled experiment and objectively analyzed with reported results, it does not fall under the purview of science. Critical thinking is vital as evolution is studied, bringing about concepts of how changes seemingly occur
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Unformatted text preview: in living organisms. Never accept something until you have thought it through. In other words, always question. This course promotes and maintains respect for each person’s ethical and religious views, but it must also align with the course topics and objectives. Pay special attention to ensure posts are relevant to the discussion, taking into consideration the text readings and other sources. Philosophy, art, beauty, emotion, ethics, and religious beliefs cannot be tested by the scientific method and are not studied in science classes. That does not make them more or less important. With some topics, however, religious beliefs might surface, and at no time should anyone's beliefs be questioned. Remember, this is not a religion class; this is a science course, which introduces concepts that can be objectively observed or tested. SCI 230...
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