Conspiracy theories in which no amount of evidence

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• Conspiracy theories in which no amount of evidence will convince believers that the conspiracy didn't occur.• Claims about the motives, dreams, or thoughts of people who are dead and who didn't record their thoughts.Note that claims like those above may or may not be true, but they are not falsifiable because they cannot be tested by observations orexperiments.Hint 2.Can a true statement be falsifiable?Suppose your friend Will has a blue car. In that case, the statement "Will's car is blue" is __________.ANSWER:ANSWER:The Sun is located slightly off-center from the middle of each planet's orbit.All the planets orbit the Sun in nearly the same plane.Pluto moves faster when it is closer to the Sun than when it is farther from the Sun.Inner planets orbit the Sun at higher speed than outer planets.Earth is slightly closer to the Sun on one side of its orbit than on the other side.Venus orbits the Sun faster than Earth orbits the Sun.false and falsifiabletrue and falsifiabletrue and not falsifiable
10/28/2018Ch 03 HW16/31CorrectNote that both of the falsifiable claims in this example happen to be true. The claim about Kennedy being the 35th President is falsifiable becauseit can be checked against historical records. The claim that Kennedy died from a bullet in his brain is falsifiable because it could have beenshown false by the medical examiner. The remaining claims are not falsifiable: Statements that call on any type of supernatural being are bydefinition out of the realm of science. Similarly, a claim of something being "undetectable" could not be falsified, and a claim about what Kennedywould have done if he had lived is a conjecture that cannot be disproven.Part BLet's now consider possible scientific claims. Recall that a scientific claim is falsifiable if it couldin principlebe shown to be false by observations orexperiments, even if those observations or experiments have not yet been performed. Classify each claim according to whether or not it is falsifiable.Hint 1.Examples of claims that arenotfalsifiable.Keep in mind that a falsifiable statement is not necessarily false or true; rather, it is a statement that couldpotentiallybe proven false by someobservation or experiment, whether or not that observation or experiment has already been made. Here are some examples of claims that arenotfalsifiable by scientific processes:• Claims about ethics, morality, or aesthetics, which are based on belief systems rather than on observations or experiments.• Claims that involve miracles or supernatural beings, which by definition are assumed to be beyond the realm of natural investigation.• Conspiracy theories in which no amount of evidence will convince believers that the conspiracy didn't occur.

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Angelichio
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Astronomy, Kepler s laws of planetary motion, Celestial mechanics, Orbital Period, B Kepler

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