AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCES 1

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCES              I. Science                A. Definition               Science is a mode of inquiry that attempts to arrive at knowledge of the universe  by means of observation and by the testing of hypotheses.               Science asks questions such as:                         What makes volcanoes erupt?                         What is the distance to the sun?                         How do spiders know how to spin webs?                         How do snowflakes have six arms at 60 degrees?                                      Science is not structured to answer subjective questions:                         Is there a God?                         Should John marry Martha?                         Which one of Picasso’s drawings is the best?   B.Fundamental Basis For Science   The fundamental basis for science is that  nature is understandable  and that nature  operates everywhere and throughout time according to  basic laws               If these assumptions are wrong, if we can not understand nature or if nature’s 
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