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57.You hear an astronomer on the evening news, pointing out a coming alignment of planets and predicting that the extra gravitational attraction is sure to trigger a huge earthquake in California during the few hours of alignment. Based on what you learned in class, a reasonable approach is to:A) Go to California with your camera to take pictures of the buildings falling down during the alignmentso you can sell the pictures for lots of money.B) Stay the heck out of California, because if you go, you will be trampled to death by all the scientists running to California to observe the quake.C) Ignore it; although gravitational forces such as tides and planetary pulls might possibly exert a very small effect on earthquakes, no one has successfully predicted the where-and-when of earthquakes.D) Take it seriously; maybe the quake isn’t certain, but a big quake is more likely than not during thosefew hours.58.American society supports science for many reasons. As we discussed in class, the most important is:59.A scientist gains knowledge about how the world works, and uses that information to successfully predict what will happen in an experiment. This proves that the scientist’s knowledge is:60.The Earth includes:
B) A liquid oceanic crust, a solid continental crust, an asthenosphere and a three-layer core.C) A floats-high continental crust, a usually-floats-lower-and-occasionally-sinks oceanic crust, a mantle and a core.D) A floats-high oceanic crust, a usually-floats-lower-and-occasionally-sinks continental crust, a mantle and a core.E) A Diet Coke inner core, a regular Coke outer core, and a mantle of Ronald McDonald wigs.