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1 Science and Religion The scientific method

2 Francis Bacon ( ) The scientific method was made popular by Francis Bacon a Christian who thought; Science = a book of Gods works and The Bible = a book of Gods words

3 What is the scientific method? The scientific method is based on evidence and experiments Based on the desire to challenge and evaluate all truth claims Pre-supposes the world is intelligible and orderly.

4 So… 1. Observe some aspect of the universe.

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6 2. Invent a tentative description, called a hypothesis, that is consistent with what you have observed.

7 3. Use the hypothesis to make predictions.

8 4. Test those predictions by experiments or further observations and modify the hypothesis in the light of your results.

9 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until there are no discrepancies between theory and experiment and/or observation.

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11 In what ways is the Scientific method limited? It is fallible Limited objectivity Scientist is human Based on assumption Contains guesswork Reliability Tentative

12 A theory is only considered correct at that moment in time based on the evidence available. It can be changed. Sometimes when we collect out data our senses can deceive us. But remember…

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