defining science Lauren L bree d bryson m olivia s pierce p

Lauren: What classifies science, if it does not hit most of the criteria, it cannot be classified as science.

Focuses on the natural world

Aims to explain the natural world

Uses testable ideas

Relies on evidence

Involves the scientific community

Leads to ongoing research

Benefits from scientific behavior

Bryson: All of science needs to have evidence

Most evidence has to be proven with many other scientist

All ideas must have expectations that have observations to go along

If ideas are not supported by evidence, then they are mostly rejected

Bree: All science must rely on evidence if you don’t have evidence to back up a theory then it can’t fit under the category of science, Along with that all theories must be testable to fall under the topic of science and not only testable they also must be tested science relies on evidence that you get from testing a theory that is testable.

Olivia: What is not classified as science

Explaining unnatural or supernatural occurrences

Judgment of good and bad

Judgment of aesthetics

How to use scientific knowledge

Science is the study of the natural world so explaining supernatural occurrences is not in the jurisdiction of science. It also does not make a person chose an aesthetic or explain or create a supreme aesthetic. It also does not explain right or wrong or judgment. It finally does not tell how to use scientific knowledge or tell what to do with the knowledge.

pierce: The scientific process depends on the interactions within a scientific community, with the scientific community being a group of people and organizations creating scientific ideas and testing said ideas. On rare occasions, scientists work in isolation, as Gregor Mendel isolated a monk with very little scientific interaction. Though Ernest Rutherford came up with the idea that atoms have positively charged nuclei, the research that led to this idea was a collaborative effort: Rutherford was assisted by Hans Geiger, and the critical alpha-scattering experiment was actually carried out by Ernest Mars- den, an undergraduate student working in Rutherford’s lab. Furthermore, after his discovery of the layout of the atom, Rutherford published a description of the idea and the relevant evidence, releasing it to the scientific community for scrutiny and evaluation.


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