Science and Theory - Scientists do not BELIEVE in theories....

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Science ….seeks explanations that rely solely on natural causes (no divine intervention). Note that this is an assumption…. . ….progresses through the creation and testing of models that explain the observations as simply as possible. “Occam’s razor” ….simpler is better …..must make testable predictions about natural phenomena. If the tests fail you revise or abandon the model In Science: A theory is a logically self-consistent model or framework for describing the behavior of a related set of natural phenomena.
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Unformatted text preview: Scientists do not BELIEVE in theories. . Scientific theories are always tentative and subject to corrections or inclusion in a yet wider theory Theories are TESTABLE and REFUTABLE A theory which is not refutable is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory but a vice. Every genuine test of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or to refute it Theories explain data and are supported by evidence! Successful theories explain lots of data...
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