Sci-Phil - C Should be reproducible under specific...

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Scientific Philosophy Basic Assumptions of Science: C Nature is structured in patterns, therefore future events are predictable. C These patterns occur everywhere in the universe. The Scientific System C Combines the rationalism or logic of the Greeks (700 BCE) and the empiricism or observation techniques of the Renaissance (~1300 - 1500 CE) C Science is self-correcting. ± ± ± ± ± * The nature of data:
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Unformatted text preview: C Should be reproducible under specific conditions C Should be public C Best if quantitative Improve Theory Observations and Data* Collection Predictions of Future Events Natural Laws (Empirical Unification of Facts) Hypothesis v Model v Theory (Explanation of all the facts) Experiments Devised to Evaluate Predictions Evaluate Successes/Failures of Predictions...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course CHM 2045 taught by Professor Mitchell during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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