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Science Definitions For High School

Wilma Said:

can anyonegive a definition of nerves in elementary school terms? If a picture went along with it itd be aweso

We Answered:

Here's a bunch of pictures - enjoy

http://images.google.ca/images?q=nerve+c…

Joseph Said:

I'm REALLY into metaphysical science and scientific theory, but I can't seem to find any good sites. Help?

We Answered:

Despite the name, metaphysics isn't physics. But perhaps what you're looking for is what's called the philosophy of science. You'll get a feeling for this if you study the early history of science. I recommend the recorded lectures of Dr. Lawrence Principe, produced by The Teaching Company. I have not yet started his series on the History of Science, but his set on Science and Religion was superb.

Juan Said:

Philosophy of Science/Intelligent Design?

We Answered:

Because it's not science! It's not testable, falsifiable, and it has no evidence.

Freddie Said:

Can anyonegive a definition of nerves in elementary school terms? If a picture went along with it itd be aweso

We Answered:

Definition: Nerves are sensory cells that line the body. They allow you to feel and sense heat, the cold, or if an object is soft or hard. Without nerves, you would not be able to know if someone is poking you.

I suggest a picture showing the human spinal cord, that spreads out, forming the nervous system.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

Jacob Said:

A question for atheists and scientific truth,can truthful science really exist?

We Answered:

Sometimes “consensual validation” must be set aside—for the sake of truth

People can be wrong in the mass, just as they can individually. If something is true, stating it a million times does not make it any truer. Similarly, if something is false, stating it a million times does not make it true.

Shockley’s idea, for example, was based on nothing more than the narcissism of an over-in-flated ego. As Taylor has commented: “Status in the field of science is no guarantee of the truth”

The idea of strict objectivity in intellectual circles is a myth. While most scholars like to think of themselves as broad-minded, unprejudiced paragons of virtue, the fact is that they, too, on occasion, suffer from bouts of bias, bigotry, and presuppositionalism

In contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid

Phillip Abelson, one-time editor of Science, wrote: “One of the most astonishing characteristics of scientists is that some of them are plain, old-fashioned bigots. Their zeal has a fanatical, egocentric quality characterized by disdain and intolerance for anyone or any value not associated with a special area of intellectual activity”. No doubt the same could be said of intellectuals in other fields as well (e.g., philosophy, business, the arts, etc.).

The most intelligent often are the least spiritual because “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) has blinded their minds.

Dana Said:

Preparing for college (I'm in 9th grade high school!)?

We Answered:

Enroll in IB (Internatinal Baccalaureate). IB is the best available preparation for the rigors of university.

Terrence Said:

A question for school science teachers in the USA?

We Answered:

In my Physical Science classes:

Units of Mass-Kilogram, Gram, etc.
Unit of Force - Newton (1 newton = the force needed to accelerate 1 kilogram of mass at 1 meter per second per second)

Example:
What is the net force on a 1000 kg elevator accelerating at 2 m/sec/sec?

f=ma
f= 1000 kg x 2 m/sec/sec
f = 2000 N

Edit: Also, since the definition of weight is that it is a measure of the force of gravity, the unit of weight in my physical science classes in the newton.

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