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Unformatted text preview: world. The representation is considered a work in progress that is never finished and it is a collective process. It is a work in progress because scientists understand that cultural personal views and the current state of knowledge will influence the representation that is constructed. The scientific method attempts to minimize these influences. It is collective because of the representation or theory need to be tested as new information and knowledge becomes available. Four steps 1. observation and describiton 2. from hypothesis 3. use hypothesis 4. verification by experimental tests of the predictions by independent, unbiased scientists-when scientists say something is possible they are usually right, if they say it is impossible they are probably wrong-the only way to discover limits of possible is to go past them to the impossible-any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic...
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