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belief that the physical universe somehow structured itself out of self-existing matter, and that its parts continue to organize themselves into more complex structures as time progresses
evolution
scientific activities motivated by interest or curiosity and performed to gain knowledge for its own sake
pure science
the view that the universe was spoken into existence by the events described in the first book of the Torah
creationism
practical application of scientific knowledge
technology
a mental leaning or inclination
bias
belief that living things evolved from more primitive life forms by random changes in DNA
mutation-selection theory
decision regarding the rightness, beauty, worth, or some other immeasurable characteristic of an object or action
value judgment
scientific information
data (singular: datum)
attempted harmonization of evolution with belief in a god
theistic evolution
a skill involving making detailed observations, developing a clear understanding of what is observed, and evaluating how it is related to the known information
critical thinking
scientific activities directed toward solving specific problems
applied science
collection of data through use of the senses
observation
philosophy that considers man the center of all things and the ultimate authority in the universe
humanism
systematic use of observations to describe the physical universe
science