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Is the sky falling?

How many of the 12 questions in The Science Knowledge Quiz can you get right? Go ahead and try it now — it’s quick and easy. For more detailed and statistically sound analysis, check out Science and Engineering Indicators 2008, … Continue reading

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What is science?

Matt Springer poses that question and suggests a concise answer: Science is the testing of ideas. This is subject to ever-increasing refinement (or contention), as you can see from his post and its comments. You might consider the “scientific method” … Continue reading

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Implicative Indicia

The statistics at Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 are disturbing. Here are some sample questions, and the percentage of correct answers (1864 adults, in 2006): 45% – Lasers work by focusing sound waves. (False) 56% – Antibiotics kill viruses as … Continue reading

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