SCIENCE 2 - James Yang Mr.Puma Ap Composition 7/23/09 Ever...

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James Yang Mr.Puma Ap Composition 7/23/09 Ever Changing Scientific Knowledge Miguel De Unamuno once said, “Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.” Science is known for revealing new truths about nature, and unraveling hidden concepts of the physical world; however, the discoveries are not completely new, because they replace the old ideas of the past. As millions of findings surface, below them lie the decaying ideas of the earlier period. This non-dogmatic and mercurial nature of science makes it difficult to separate the timeless facts, and the facts that will become fiction in a matter of days. Knowing what to believe when to believe it has become the largest developing problem in science, but remembering a few key concepts may help to differentiate. Scientific knowledge will grow and change, forcing humans to rethink ideas whether they have been around for centuries or only days. One hundred years ago, people firmly believed that atoms were only useful as models because “everyone knew that atoms could never be seen.” This was until the arrival of Einstein, whom elucidated his audiences by knocking plant spores
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course ENG. Eng 101 taught by Professor N.a during the Fall '10 term at NYU.

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