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+====The Role of Science: To Explain the Universe====

-====Induction is not Enough: Refutability of Scientific Theories====+|  Scientific Theories  | Deepen our //understanding// of the universe.  |
+|  A Scientific Theory  | 1. Predicts. \\ 2. Supports goal-achievement. \\ 3. Explains. \\ 4. Models (re-create). \\ Any one of these can be partial.   |
+|  Phenomenon  | A phenomenon is any set of (partially or fully) observable/measurable variables in the world. An event, a thing, a system.  |
+|  Full Understanding  | Full/complete understanding of a phenomenon means we can predict any and all aspects of the phenomenon, we can achieve goals with respect to any and all attributes of the phenomenon, we can explain any and all aspects of the phenomenon, and we can model any and all aspects of the phenomenon -- our model is complete.   |
+|  Complete Models  | Allow us to create software simulations that approach a correct and complete representation of the phenomenon.   |

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+====Induction is not Enough: Refutability of Scientific Theories====

|  Karl Popper  | "Induction" as a process for producing **scientific** theories, does not exist in the form proposed.   | |  Karl Popper  | "Induction" as a process for producing **scientific** theories, does not exist in the form proposed.   |
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-====The Role of Science: To Explain the Universe====

-|  Scientific Theories  | Deepen our //understanding// of the universe.  |
-|  A Scientific Theory  | 1. Predicts. \\ 2. Supports goal-achievement. \\ 3. Explains. \\ 4. Models (re-create). \\ Any one of these can be partial.   |
-|  Phenomenon  | A phenomenon is any set of (partially or fully) observable/measurable variables in the world. An event, a thing, a system.  |
-|  Full Understanding  | Full/complete understanding of a phenomenon means we can predict any and all aspects of the phenomenon, we can achieve goals with respect to any and all attributes of the phenomenon, we can explain any and all aspects of the phenomenon, and we can model any and all aspects of the phenomenon -- our model is complete.   |
-|  Complete Models  | Allow us to create software simulations that approach a correct and complete representation of the phenomenon.   |

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