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Vocabulary

astrology ecliptic model
theory zodiac

Review Questions

  1. What is the scientific method? Give a description of each of its parts. (See the scientific method chapter for more on this).
  2. How are controlled experiments helpful in understanding the rules of nature?
  3. What is a scientific model and what must the model be able to do to be useful?
  4. How can an incorrect scientific theory still be considered a good scientific theory?
  5. What distinguishes a scientific truth from a religious truth?
  6. In what way can scientists use astronomical observations to find the correct explanations for physical events here on the Earth?
  7. How do we know that the laws of physics on the Earth are the same throughout the rest of the universe?
  8. How do we know that the laws of physics are the same throughout time?
  9. How is astrology different from astronomy?
  10. Why is astrology not considered a science?

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