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Science
A branch of study dedicated to the accumulation and classification of observable facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world.
papyrus
A primitive form of paper, made from a long-leafed plant of the same name.
spontaneous generation
The idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from non-living substances.
counter example
An example that contradicts a scientific conclusion.
hypothesis
An educated guess that attempts to explain an observation or answer a question.
theory
A hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount of data
scientific law
A theory that has been tested by and is consistent with generations of data.