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Discuss the roles that observation plays in scientific inquiry? Explain why is it crucial to define terms before making a set of observations? What role can comparative information play in the process of making a set of observations?
Describe in detail how assumptions and hypotheses differ.
What are the defining features of an extraordinary claim? Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence?
The author of the textbook, Stephen Carey, indicated that scientists ask why patterns and/or phenomena occur. Discuss the point of view that scientists do not ask “why,” but rather “how” patterns and phenomena occur.
Answer all four questions on the same MS Word document (.docx or .doc). Do not use PDF or any other format.Label each question. You may do so by repeating the question and following it with your response. The words of the question do not count toward the required 250.