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Transcript of SCIENCE
1998 NAGPRA, the Conflict between Science and Religion, and the Political Consequences. Bulletin 16(5), Society for American Archaeology, Nov. The scientific method ...leads to scientific truths-- statements about the world with a high probability of being true. Observation: Gathering information relative to a problem—”data.” Seeking patterns within data. Generalization Theory Explanation: Why something occurs. Prediction: Under what conditions is it likely to occur again Correlation: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/statcorr.php A correlation is a statement about the relationship between two variables.
The fact that two variables exhibit a degree of correlation does not necessarily imply cause and effect. The correlation may be spurious
The lack of a high school diploma correlates with a higher death rate.
Does the lack of a diploma somehow cause one to die earlier? Doing science: correlation Truth in science comes only from the application of the scientific method SEEKING "TRUTH"