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What is a Scientific Theory?

What is a Scientific Theory?
A scientific theory is a specific type of theory used in the scientific method. The term "theory" can mean something different, depending on whom you ask. "The way that scientists use the word 'theory' is a little different than how it is commonly used in the lay public," said Jaime Tanner, a professor of biology at Marlboro College. The process of becoming a scientific theory Every scientific theory starts as a hypothesis. Tanner further explained that a scientific theory is the framework for observations and facts. Theory basics The University of California, Berkley defines a theory as "a broad, natural explanation for a wide range of phenomena. Any scientific theory must be based on a careful and rational examination of the facts. An important part of scientific theory includes statements that have observational consequences. The evolution of a scientific theory A scientific theory is not the end result of the scientific method; theories can be proven or rejected, just like hypotheses. Related:  Rhetoric and Philosophy

Intelligent Design No. The theory of intelligent design is simply an effort to empirically detect whether the "apparent design" in nature acknowledged by virtually all biologists is genuine design (the product of an intelligent cause) or is simply the product of an undirected process such as natural selection acting on random variations. Creationism typically starts with a religious text and tries to see how the findings of science can be reconciled to it. Intelligent design starts with the empirical evidence of nature and seeks to ascertain what inferences can be drawn from that evidence. Unlike creationism, the scientific theory of intelligent design does not claim that modern biology can identify whether the intelligent cause detected through science is supernatural. Honest critics of intelligent design acknowledge the difference between intelligent design and creationism.

Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional Young women scientists leave academia in far greater numbers than men for three reasons. During their time as PhD candidates, large numbers of women conclude that (i) the characteristics of academic careers are unappealing, (ii) the impediments they will encounter are disproportionate, and (iii) the sacrifices they will have to make are great. This is the conclusion of The chemistry PhD: the impact on women's retention, a report for the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In this report, the results of a longitudinal study with PhD students in chemistry in the UK are presented. Men and women show radically different developments regarding their intended future careers. At the beginning of their studies, 72% of women express an intention to pursue careers as researchers, either in industry or academia. By the third year, the proportion of men planning careers in research had dropped from 61% to 59%.

University of Venus | GenX women on work, life, and higher education The Buddhist Concept of the Human Being: From the Viewpoint of the Philosophy of the Soka Gakkai | Resource Center By Dr. Mikio MatsuokaResearcher, Institute of Oriental PhilosophyHead of Doctrinal Studies, Association of Reformist Priests [Published in The Journal of Oriental Studies, Vol 15, 2005] Introduction Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International, in a dialogue with world-renowned sociologist of religion Bryan Wilson, points out that modern social thought originating in the West retains vestiges of a Christian worldview. Ikeda asserts that even today, when belief in a Christian God has waned, national and ideological causes have taken the place of God, with mass slaughter often being justified and glorified in the names of those causes. That said, however, a fundamental theoretical question remains. Further, it should be noted that the term "subjectivity," which forms a keyword in this paper, is employed by the author in a different sense from the concept of subjectivity in modern philosophy and existentialist doctrine. Buddhism as a human-centered religion 2.

Odd Woman Out: Why White Feminists Must Recognize the Beauty of Intersectionality As a Black woman I am a shape shifter. Like some mythic character from an Octavia Butler novel my social and emotional DNA holds multitudes.This enables and requires me to constantly transform. I can be female or Mano* or Christian; a cocktail of identities bound together in one body. Intersectionality is where I dwell. Triple or even quadruple consciousness is where I and black women like me make our homes. Unfortunately, the creators of “Makers: Women who Make America,” the recent PBS documentary chronicling the American women’s movement, seem to be unaware of this truth. The three-hour documentary detailed the rise of American feminism as it supposedly began in the hearts and minds of dissatisfied housewives and as it was championed by the likes of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem. However, what I could not ignore was “Makers’” characterization of the battle for women’s advancement in America as one that was championed largely by white women. Feminism is intended to champion freedom.

CCCC Conventions and Meetings 2015 Call for Program ProposalsMarch 18–21, 2015 • Tampa, FL Risk and Reward Innovation is a catch-phrase we hear every day in our institutions, a buzzword in the popular consciousness. We’re encouraged to innovate, take chances, try new teaching approaches, apply new research methods, start new degree programs, and reach out to forge new partnerships with the community. I ask the membership of the C’s to share studies and stories of your efforts, your successes, and your failures as you have tried something new. Joyce Locke CarterTexas Tech University, Lubbock2015 Program Chair Sessions will be held at the Tampa Convention Center333 S. NEW DEADLINE - May 19th, 11:59 p.m. Program Chair's helpful video blogs about Tampa 2015 Early DeadlineNew CCCC DeadlineCCCC Submission Review Process ExplainedClusters and Proportional Acceptance in the CCCC130 Character Descriptive AbstractKeywords in CCCC 2015 SubmissionPoster Submission for 2015 CCCC How to submit your 2015 Program Proposal

Obama's pastor disaster | america, obama, wright - Opinion The Rev. Jeremiah Wright thinks that, given their treatment by white America, black Americans have no reason to sing "God Bless America." "The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America," he told his congregation. "God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human." I'm not a believer in guilt by association, or the campaign vaudeville of rival politicians insisting this or that candidate dissociate himself from remarks by some fellow he had a 30-second grip'n'greet with a decade ago. Ah, well, no, the senator told ABC News. Is that one of those "things I don't always agree with"? All Sen. Yet since his early twenties he's sat week after week, listening to the ravings of just another cookie-cutter race-huckster. What is Barack Obama for? Oh, for cryin' out loud. The song the Rev. "God Bless America Land that I love." The Rev.

Learn About the Research Exchange Index We offer the following information to help you decide whether you might want to join REx. Why Should You Contribute? The idea behind REx is that all researchers can benefit from learning about each other's work. As a result, REx is designed to collect as much information about writing research studies as possible, including—and especially—information about studies that may not be widely known or for which reports and publicataions are not easily accessible. With your participation, REx will provide a rich and comprehensive profile of what research in "writing studies" is and is becoming. What will REx do with Your Contribution? Your contribution will become part of a peer-reviewed digital publication. From the first edition onward, REx will provide a historical snapshot of writing research, and it will offer a resource for planning future studies. What is the Time Frame for Contributing to REx? The collection period is 18 months: from November 2011 through May 2013.

THE HOMERIC HYMNS 4 [1] Muse, sing of Hermes, the son of Zeus and Maia, lord of Cyllene and Arcadia rich in flocks, the luck-bringing messenger of the immortals whom Maia bare, the rich-tressed nymph, when she was joined in love with Zeus, -- a shy goddess, for she avoided the company of the blessed gods, and lived within a deep, shady cave. There the son of Cronos used to lie with the rich-tressed nymph, unseen by deathless gods and mortal men, at dead of night while sweet sleep should hold white-armed Hera fast. And when the purpose of great Zeus was fixed in heaven, she was delivered and a notable thing was come to pass. For then she bare a son, of many shifts, blandly cunning, a robber, a cattle driver, a bringer of dreams, a watcher by night, a thief at the gates, one who was soon to show forth wonderful deeds among the deathless gods. [28] When he saw it, the luck-bringing son of Zeus laughed and said: "An omen of great luck for me so soon! [212] So said the old man.