Lecture 4-Chapter 3.4-Nature of Science

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University of Toronto St. George
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Stefan Mochnacki

Chapter 3.4 The Nature of Science Distinguishing Science from Nonscience N Science means N34ZO0J0-:9349,OON34ZO0J0L88.L03.0 o For example, you may know what music you like best, but your musical taste is not a result of scientific study. The Idealized Scientific Method N Science is difficult to define because not all science works in the same way. N $.L03.014OO4Z89K08.L039L1L.240OZKL.KZ05745480,3L0,,39K035071472 experiments or observations to test it. o For example, your flashlight suddenly stopped working. You hypothesize (an educated guess) that the batteries have died. Your hypothesis then allows you to make a simple prediction that replacing the batteries will fix the flashlight. You can justify by testing. If the flashlight 34ZZ47N84:;0.431L7204:7 K549K08L8L1L9408394:2:8970;L8047L8.,74:7K549K08L8 Hallmarks of Science N Everything we now consider to be science shares the 3 basic characteristics: 1. Modern science seeks explanations for observed phenomena that rely solely on natural causes. 2. Science progresses through the creation and testing of models of nature that explain the observations as simply as possible. 3. A scientific model must make testable predicti
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