comparing what you already know with the information you are given to decide whether you agree with it
rules of conduct or moral principles
logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge or experience
using one or more of your senses to gather information and take note of what occurs
statement about what will happed next in a sequence of events
the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations
a statement that excludes or includes everything
a determination of the worth of something
an answer supported by repeated experiments or surveys
a simple representation of a much more complex object or concept
Curiosity; Caution; Commitment to certain presuppositions
Scientists love to ask questions esp. why questions
He knows not everything he reads or hears is true. He knows scientific thinking is based on observation. He knows science is limited.
Limitations of Science
Science deals only with observables. Scientific observation may be faulty. Scientists are influenced by bias. Science cannot make value judgments. Science cannot prove universal negatives. Science cannot provide final answers.
what someone wants to believe
an answer that is absolutely true (and therefore never needs to be rejected or revised)
goal of science
to produce observations and inferences that are workable. Finding predictions that work.
only source of absolute truth
an idea that you take for granted
examples of science presuppositions
The natural world is a very orderly place. The orderliness of the natural world can be known by humans.
Curiosity to the glory of God; Caution controlled by Scripture; Commitment to biblical presuppositions
is a belief that science is the only path to truth