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6 Attitudes of Science

Determinism: Is based on cause and effect relations and lawfulness.  Everything can be determined.

Empiricism: Is based on facts, observation, and experimentation.  An emperor obserserves from his throne.

Experimentation: Manipulation of variables and taking measurements and collecting data yields answers.  When you are experimenting, you are conducting an experiment.

Replication: Experiments can be repeated to check for errors and ensure that data was collected reliably.  Replication is the act of repeating an experiment with the SAME results.

Parsimony: The simplest and most logical explanation is often the correct explanation.

Philosophical Doubt: A true scientist maintains doubt and seeks the truth through scientific means.


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