23 terms

C1L1A Quiz Practice

Nature of Science
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Life Science
study of living things
critical thinking
comparing what you already know with the information you are given to decide whether you agree with it
ethics
rules of conduct or moral principles
inference
logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge or experience
observation
using one or more of your senses to gather information and take note of what occurs
prediction
statement about what will happed next in a sequence of events
science
the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations
universal statement
a statement that excludes or includes everything
value judgment
a determination of the worth of something
verified answer
an answer supported by repeated experiments or surveys
model
a simple representation of a much more complex object or concept
Thinking Scientifically
Curiosity; Caution; Commitment to certain presuppositions
Being curios
Scientists love to ask questions esp. why questions
Being cautious
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.
bias
what someone wants to believe
final answer
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.
God's Word
only source of absolute truth
presupposition
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.
Thinking Christianly
Curiosity to the glory of God; Caution controlled by Scripture;
Commitment to biblical presuppositions
Scientism
is a belief that science is the only path to truth