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Flashcards - Nature and History of Science

Flashcards - Nature and History of Science
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scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
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Science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe
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natural law
Natural law is a philosophy that certain rights or values are inherent by virtue of human nature and can be universally understood through human reason
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hypothesis
A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon
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hypothesis
A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon
natural law
Natural law is a philosophy that certain rights or values are inherent by virtue of human nature and can be universally understood through human reason
Science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe
scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
precision
Precision is a description of random errors, a measure of statistical variability
theory
Theory is a contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking, or the results of such thinking
pseudoscience
Pseudoscience is a term used to describe a claim, belief, or practice presented as scientific, but which does not adhere to the scientific method
subatomic particles
In the physical sciences, subatomic particles are particles much smaller than atoms

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