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Facts, Laws and Theories

The study of how we know things is called "epistemology." What does it mean to say you know something is true? Can you be certain of anything? It's actually a hard question and one that has occupied philosophers for millennia. We will base knowledge on what we can measure and we will never really be certain.
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Accuracy and Precision

You have probably heard the words "accuracy" and "precision" used as more or less the same thing. They don't…at least not in science. Understanding the difference is important in this class.
Disclaimer: Image above from despair.com and used without permission. But, seriously, if one of the lawyers from despair sees this, think of it as marketing. I show your stuff in class all the time.
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Energy

In some sense, all science comes down to understanding energy. If someone ever asks you why something happens, you can answer: "The second law of thermodynamics." It's never wrong, but also may not be very helpful unless you can make the connection to more local causes.
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