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Life Science - Chapter 1 Vocabulary
Terms in this set (20)
The systematic investigation of the natural world based on observation; the body of knowledge that has resulted from this study.
A piece of information gathered by using one or more of the five senses; the process of gathering such information.
A logical conclusion based on observations.
A person's preconceived ideas or inclinations about a topic; what someone wants to believe.
Something a person assumes to be true.
The perspective or collection of presuppositions from which a person interprets the world.
The worldview that nature is the ultimate reality and that there is no supernatural force that started or sustains nature.
in God's image
Describes the fact that God made humans to reflect in a limited way certain aspects of His own being, such as intelligence, emotions, and will.
The charge that God gave to man in Genesis 1:28 to exercise dominion, or stewardship, over the earth.
An organized way of finding a workable solution to a problem that involves experimenting or surveying, observing, and choosing an answer.
A testable statement about the solution to a problem.
A method of data collection used to determine what exists or what is a common practice in an area.
A situation or process designed and controlled by a person for the purpose of gaining data about a particular problem and testing a particular hypothesis.
The factor or condition being changed in a controlled experiment.
The group in a controlled experiment that is exposed to the experimental variable.
The group in a controlled experiment that is not exposed to the experimental variable.
To arrange experimental data so that relationships can be seen (2C) to assign or arrange organisms in a particular group.
To determine whether a set of data supports a hypothesis.
To obtain data through repeated experiments or surveys and observe similar results each time.
The information from an experiment or survey.