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-=== Concepts ===+==== Concepts ====

| Induction (ísl. aðleiðsla) | A generalization from a set of observations. \\ Generalization can be about a class of observed phenomena or about a particular unobserved phenomenon that is part of the class. \\ Considered a key to the advancement of scientific knowledge.   | | Induction (ísl. aðleiðsla) | A generalization from a set of observations. \\ Generalization can be about a class of observed phenomena or about a particular unobserved phenomenon that is part of the class. \\ Considered a key to the advancement of scientific knowledge.   |
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-===Induction is not Enough: Refutability of Scientific Theories===+====Induction is not Enough: Refutability of Scientific Theories====

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-===The Importance of Creative Thought in the Progress of Science===+====The Importance of Creative Thought in the Progress of Science====

| Creativity in Science  | No good theory exists without the creative activity of a human! \\ Creativity is one of the main driving forces of science, because without new ideas, little or no progress could be made.   | | Creativity in Science  | No good theory exists without the creative activity of a human! \\ Creativity is one of the main driving forces of science, because without new ideas, little or no progress could be made.   |
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-===The Role of Science: To Explain the Universe===+====The Role of Science: To Explain the Universe====

| Scientific Theories | Deepen our //understanding// of the universe.  | | Scientific Theories | Deepen our //understanding// of the universe.  |