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Science Vs. Pseudoscience
Science is based upon empirical evidence and testable hypothesis. Pseudoscience based upon fallacious assumptions or untestable assertions
Scientific Method
1. Induction
making generalizations from specific observations
Scientific Method
2. Deduction
Making predictions from pre existing generalizations
Scientific Method
3. Hypothesis
Making a prediction
Scientific Method
4. Theory
a highly successful hypothesis which can be tested
Scientific Method
5. Scientific revolution
the set of theories generally agreed upon by scientist in a given discipline
Catastrophism
17th and 18th century
all of earths features were produced by a few great, sudden, catastrophic events
How do rocks form?
Plutonist
from percipitation from water
How do rocks form?
Neptunist
from the cooling of magma
Uniformitarianism
The process's that have shaped the earth in the geological past are essentially the same as those operating today.
igneous rocks
formed from the crystallization of lava extruded at the earths surface
sedimentary rocks
formed at the earths surface from pre-existing rocks
metamorphic rocks
formed from the solid state; alteration of pre-existing rocks formed due to increase remp, increased pressure, and chemically active fluids
approximate age of earth
4.53 billion yrs