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Old 07-01-04   #1
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Science 101!

Class is in. Science is an often misunderstood field even by the high and mighty High School teacher who hands his misconceptions down to other generations who remain just as ignorant.

Before I continue I am going to give all of you a quiz. It is really a simple quiz for those who understand and grasp simple science yet alot of people would have trouble with it.

DO NOT GOOGLE!! That would be cheating. Just answer the questions and I will grade you. It is an easy True Or False quiz.

1. Scientists usually expect an experiment to turn out a certain way.
2. Science only produces tentative conclusions that can change.
3. Science has one uniform way of conducting research called “the scientific method.”
4. Scientific theories are explanations and not facts.
5. When being scientific one must have faith only in what is justified by empirical evidence.
6. Science is just about the facts, not human interpretations of them.
7. To be scientific one must conduct experiments.
8. Scientific theories only change when new information becomes available.
9. Scientists manipulate their experiments to produce particular results.
10. Science proves facts true in a way that is definitive and final.
11. An experiment can prove a theory true.
12. Science is partly based on beliefs, assumptions, and the nonobservable.
13. Imagination and creativity are used in all stages of scientific investigations.
14. Scientific theories are just ideas about how something works.
15. A scientific law is a theory that has been extensively and thoroughly confirmed.
16. Scientists’ education, background, opinions, disciplinary focus, and basic guiding assumptions and philosophies influence their perception and interpretation of the available data.
17. A scientific law will not change because it has been proven true.
18. An accepted scientific theory is an hypothesis that has been confirmed by considerable evidence and has endured all attempts to disprove it.
19. A scientific law describes relationships among observable phenomena but does not explain them.
20. Science relies on deduction (x entails y) more than induction (x implies y).
21. Scientists invent explanations, models or theoretical entities.
22. Scientists construct theories to guide further research.
23. Scientists accept the existence of theoretical entities that have never been directly observed.
24. Scientific laws are absolute or certain.


Just answer True or False to each Statement.

Lets see how well each person scores.
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Old 07-01-04   #2
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Squeeee, quiz ... but I can't answer true or false, so I can't do it
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Squeeee, quiz ... but I can't answer true or false, so I can't do it
Why not?? lol...
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Do not feel bad if you fail. This quiz was given to college professors and some of them failed
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Mainly, my problem arises around empirical stuff, there are newish fields which do not use 100% empirical evidence, like Sociology and stuff, so answering true or false isn't enough for me, I've always been that way though, I need to explain myself too.
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Yes quite true. certain branches of science are a bit more complex. Feel free to explain away if you need to.
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I will give extra credit to anyone who can list the sixteen features of modern science. Extra Extra credit to whoever can explain them rationally
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1. Scientists usually expect an experiment to turn out a certain way.
True, usually experiments are carried out to give data towards an existing theory.

2. Science only produces tentative conclusions that can change.
False, it also includes non-changing conclusions, especially the cause and effect parts of particular experiments, especially in Chemistry.

3. Science has one uniform way of conducting research called “the scientific method.”
True. (A guess because I can't use google)

4. Scientific theories are explanations and not facts.
True. Theories explain the fact or guess why the fact is there, it also discovers new fact.

5. When being scientific one must have faith only in what is justified by empirical evidence.
False, case studies are also acceptable as justification among other things. If this quiz says I'm wrong its outdated and I shall pout.

6. Science is just about the facts, not human interpretations of them.
False, Science is based on presuppositions.

7. To be scientific one must conduct experiments.
True. I think

8. Scientific theories only change when new information becomes available.
False. Anyone can add to a theory.

9. Scientists manipulate their experiments to produce particular results.
True and False. An unethical one would manipulate to get desirable effects and all scientists conduct and manipulate to get particular results to provide evidence for or against something, but only along the times of something demonstrable.

10. Science proves facts true in a way that is definitive and final.
False. Since there is science which doesn't use 100% empirical data. However, most science tries to gather as much evidence as possible to make somehing as fact.

11. An experiment can prove a theory true.
False, it can only provide enough evidence towards a specific to be like fact, but it is still only an explanation.

12. Science is partly based on beliefs, assumptions, and the nonobservable.
True. Especially the social sciences.

13. Imagination and creativity are used in all stages of scientific investigations.
True. How else do you come up with a theory.

14. Scientific theories are just ideas about how something works.
False, they're also best guesses on the how too sometimes.

15. A scientific law is a theory that has been extensively and thoroughly confirmed.
Ooo, hard, I'm indesisive, but I'll go for True. Its hard because a scientific law needs not be a theory I think.

16. Scientists’ education, background, opinions, disciplinary focus, and basic guiding assumptions and philosophies influence their perception and interpretation of the available data.
True, science is based on presuppositions like much else.

17. A scientific law will not change because it has been proven true.
True I'd say.

18. An accepted scientific theory is an hypothesis that has been confirmed by considerable evidence and has endured all attempts to disprove it.
True.

19. A scientific law describes relationships among observable phenomena but does not explain them.
True. Like Peter's Third Law, "For each quote there is an equal and opposite counter-quote"

20. Science relies on deduction (x entails y) more than induction (x implies y).
True.

21. Scientists invent explanations, models or theoretical entities.
False, not just scientists, scientists can test anyones theories.

22. Scientists construct theories to guide further research.
True, I think :/

23. Scientists accept the existence of theoretical entities that have never been directly observed.
True. Not all of them though, many scientists believe in God though, so to say false would be unfair.

24. Scientific laws are absolute or certain.
True.


Well, how'd I fail? Actually, I'll find out meself, so as not to spoil the quiz for others.
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I will give extra credit to anyone who can list the sixteen features of modern science. Extra Extra credit to whoever can explain them rationally
Without google?, you're insane, I can't even remember my phone number half the time.
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(post edited to be totally inane and keep me out of trouble)

Wow, I didn't know any of that stuff, thanks, Dyshade!
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Thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to sneer at people having fun.
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Do not pay him any mind. He has become bitter in his young age. And he sneers alot. Now either answer the questions Guy or do not bother to post here.
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Sure, any time.

Just out of curiosity, why is this in the Religion section?


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eek. You got an F on the dot Peter. But that is ok. I got a D the first time through it. I do not think anyone here would do better than a C.
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Sure, any time.

Just out of curiosity, why is this in the Religion section?


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Once again answer the questions or do not bother.
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1. Scientists usually expect an experiment to turn out a certain way.
-----True
2. Science only produces tentative conclusions that can change.
-----True
3. Science has one uniform way of conducting research called “the scientific method.”
-----True
4. Scientific theories are explanations and not facts.
-----True
5. When being scientific one must have faith only in what is justified by empirical evidence.
-----True
6. Science is just about the facts, not human interpretations of them.
-----Hahahahahahahahah, False
7. To be scientific one must conduct experiments.
-----True
8. Scientific theories only change when new information becomes available.
-----False
9. Scientists manipulate their experiments to produce particular results.
-----They want me to say False, but you know me, I have to say True
10. Science proves facts true in a way that is definitive and final.
-----They want me to say False, but you know me, I have to say False
11. An experiment can prove a theory true.
-----well, True, it can but doesn't always.
12. Science is partly based on beliefs, assumptions, and the nonobservable.
-----False
13. Imagination and creativity are used in all stages of scientific investigations.
-----True
14. Scientific theories are just ideas about how something works.
-----True
15. A scientific law is a theory that has been extensively and thoroughly confirmed.
-----True
16. Scientists’ education, background, opinions, disciplinary focus, and basic guiding assumptions and philosophies influence their perception and interpretation of the available data.
-----True
17. A scientific law will not change because it has been proven true.
-----False
18. An accepted scientific theory is an hypothesis that has been confirmed by considerable evidence and has endured all attempts to disprove it.
-----True
19. A scientific law describes relationships among observable phenomena but does not explain them.
-----True
20. Science relies on deduction (x entails y) more than induction (x implies y).
-----True, most definitely.
21. Scientists invent explanations, models or theoretical entities.
-----True
22. Scientists construct theories to guide further research.
-----True
23. Scientists accept the existence of theoretical entities that have never been directly observed.
-----False
24. Scientific laws are absolute or certain.
-----False


now, let's all break our backs lifting Moloch to Heaven.
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This quiz is quite ridicolous - for one the definition of science is quite subjective.
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Alot of these questions are quite debateable....
I'll try it later though, when I ain't so lazy...
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i didn't take a lotta time, and if explanations sound intriguing to anyone, just let me know.
i really scanned through this, cuz i care more about the point dy's getting to, not how much i already know about it.

1.false
2 true
3 false
4 true
5 true
6 false
7 true
8 true
9 false
10 false
11 false
12 true
13 true
14 true
15 true
16 true
17 true
18 true
19 true
20 true
21 true
22 true
23 false
24 false
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now, let's all break our backs lifting Moloch to Heaven.
you missed 8 and score an F---- do nto feel bad though.. I missed seven of them and scored a D.....
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