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Science explains nature rationally and logically

Science successfully explains natural phenomena through rational investigation and logical reasoning rather than by recourse to superstition and mysticism.

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Top 10 things everybody should know about science

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The ultimate arbiter is experimental evidence, guided by theory

When scientific disputes arise, the ultimate arbiter is not expert authority or common sense but experimental evidence, guided by theory.

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Scientific theories are not “guesses”

Scientific theories are not “guesses” but are logi­cally rigorous attempts to explain the observed facts of nature and to predict the results of new observations.

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Good theories may be superseded by better theories.

When a theory’s predictions are confirmed, it becomes an essential tool in the further practice of science, but even good theories may someday be superseded by theories more comprehensive or more a...

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There are billions and billions of stars.

The universe is vast and old, with our sun one of bil­lions of stars in a local galaxy, joined by billions of similar galaxies occupying the depths of space beyond.

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All life is related.

Life has changed over the eons, with complex creatures evolving from simpler precursors, and human beings therefore occupy one branch of an immense fam­ily tree of living organisms — all sharing a ...

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The Reality ft. Einstein

As Einstein demonstrated, conceptions of time and space based on everyday life don’t apply accurately to all speeds and all realms of space.

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The subatomic realm is weird.

The microworld of the atom, and realms even smaller, obey “quantum” laws completely at odds with common sense, and notions of cause and effect and the very nature of reality are inherently blurred ...

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The way a thing works is often influenced by its connections to other things and the ways that they work, a principle that applies to everything from the networks of cells in the brain and the body...

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Learn some damn statistics.

Little is certain in science but much is highly probable, and the proper quantification of probabilities is essential for inferring facts, drawing conclusions and formulating sound judgments.

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Last but the BEST!

There is more to the world than we have dreamed of in our philosophies. There is more to be discovered, and principles today unknown will someday yield their secrets to continued inquiry, if the cu...

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