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A preliminary explanation of a phenomenon. Hypothesis formation is the first step of the scientific method.
The scientific evidence produced by an experiment or by observation, from which scientific conclusions are made.
Standard scientific research procedure in which a hypothesis is stated, data are collected to test it, and the hypothesis is either supported or refuted.
Linnaen naming system for all organisms, consisting of a genus and species label.
Theory that there have been multiple creations interspersed by great natural disasters such as Noah's flood.
Theory of inheritance of acquired characteristics
Discredited theory of evolutionary change proposing that changes that occur during the lifetime of an individual, through use or disuse, can be passed on to the next generation, first put forward by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.
Soviet-era research program that tried to apply Lamarckian thinking to the agricultural production.
Theory that the same gradual geological process we observe today was operating in the past.
An alteration in the DNA, which may or may not alter the function of a cell. If it occurs in a gamete, it may be passed from one generation to the next.
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