Essays Tagged: "Scientific theory"

Analysis of the Opinion of Judge William R. Overton

udge William R. Overton sets out five criteria in examining the validity of 'creation science' as a scientific theory in the case McLean vs. Arkansas. Two of these characteristics are testability agai ... tenet of modern science. According to Overton testability or falsifiability is what makes a theory scientific. Overton believes that creation science fails to meet this criteria. Creationists belief ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"God Exists".

Arguments FOR "God Exists"The beginnings of the Universe cannot be explained under the scientific physical laws that currently govern the Universe. To come up with a valid model for how t ... Universe, there would be no chance of it developing the systems necessary for supporting life. The scientific theory for the creation of humanity, evolution, is seriously flawed. Even those who still ... bility of life suddenly occurring under these conditions.To put the final nail in the coffin of the scientific theories of the creation and evolution of life, there are even scientific theories that s ...

(4 pages) 128 5 3.9 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Evolution is a Fact and a Theory

eagan in a campaign speech given in Dallas, "Well, it is a theory [referring to evolution]. It is a scientific theory only, and it has in recent years been challenged in the world of science--that is, ... y, and it has in recent years been challenged in the world of science--that is, not believed in the scientific community to be as infallible as it once was." This view arises from the misunderstanding ...

(2 pages) 305 2 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Short Summary Essay on the Big Bang

The Big Bang theory is today's dominant scientific theory about the origin of the universe. It states that the universe was created from an ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Scientific Discoveries of the 19th Century

les Darwin wanted to prove that Earth is ever changing. Darwin set out to prove this with his major scientific theory of evolution called, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. His t ... on creation and altered views of life on Earth. His explanation radically affected the views of the scientific community. He set the way for August Weismann and Gregor Mendel in the study of organisms ...

(2 pages) 33 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Charleston Dickens, Hard Times - Contrasting Philosophies of Mr. Sleary and Mr. Gradgrind

to each other a strong energy is created forcing the two charges to form a solid bond. This proven scientific theory which society has applied to everyday life leads to the saying that opposites attr ...

(4 pages) 48 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Scientificness of Psychological Research

Psychological research is scientific because of the procedures that take place. First of all, you need to start with a theory, ... acked up. Researchers must be willing to take a risk. The principle of falsifiability states that a scientific theory must make predictions that are specific enough to expose the theory to the possibi ... nce that can be measured or described by a numeric scale; variables are manipulated and assessed in scientific studies. Correlations always occur between sets of observations. A positive correlation m ...

(4 pages) 222 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Social Darwinism

Social Darwinism was the application of Charles Darwin's scientific theories of evolution and natural selection to contemporary social development. In nature ... arketplace. This form of justification was enthusiastically adopted by many American businessmen as scientific proof of their superiority and was used to justify imperialism abroad and cruel social po ... as used to justify imperialism abroad and cruel social policies at home. Social Darwinism was not a scientific theory, but a political ideology that used Darwinism (a scientific theory ) as its justif ...

(4 pages) 214 2 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

charles darwin creative essay

is news, while not based on hard grounded fact, much less achieving Darwin's own standard of proof (scientific theory), still really shook me up.It took some time before I could finally come to grips ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Teaching Creationism in Schools

Today the major argument for the teaching of creationism in public schools is that creationism is a scientific theory and thus should be taught alongside evolution. The combatants against creationism ... ority of those people who desire for creationism to be taught in the public schools cite that it is scientific. They push for the teaching of creation science which is defined as "scientific evidence ...

(6 pages) 97 0 2.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Theories of the Origin of the Universe.

The Big BangIn cosmology, the Big Bang is the scientific theory that describes the early development and shape of the universe.The Big Bang Theory ... nd moved over the earth.One of the main reasons why the Aboriginal dreamtime is so different to the scientific theories is that the dreamtime dates back to centuries before the scientific theories. Th ... is why we go to church on Sunday, the seventh day, the Sabbath day.This theory is different to the scientific theory, the Big Bang because:- The only evidence supporting this is the bible. The bible ...

(5 pages) 12826 1 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Animal Instinct vs. Human Compassion.

The scientific theory of evolution states that humans evolved from apes, therefore we are all, or once w ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Outside View of the Inside - Freud, Konning, Bacon

ority in some form and a need to replace the religious catechism by something else, even if it be a scientific one." Throughout "Interpretation of Dreams," Freud attempts to explain that dreams are fu ... reams and concludes from his interpretations that dreams are fulfillments. His attempt to develop a scientific theory lacks the scientific validity required by common science today. Freud's ideas are ...

(3 pages) 41 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Laws of Motion

owledge of motion as we know it today. Though laws of motion weren't always about and motion wasn't scientifically correct for a long time.Aristotle's scientific theory and ideas in motion were comple ... popular. Galileo had a talent for animosity among the rich and powerful people. All this helped his scientific ideas become public though he did not have the church on his side and this caused Galileo ...

(2 pages) 38 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

What is a Theory?

ons are reasonable and if there is any other way that this could have occurred. Ideas included in a scientific theory are consistent and logically falsifiable and contain evidence and results that can ... Sociological criteria are also used. A theory must include a problem-solving model by which the new scientific problems it proposes are expected to be resolved. The theory should also provide enough c ...

(2 pages) 71 0 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Magic and science

e science evolved to what it is today. All questions relating to the origin of life can be answered scientifically. One may question their beliefs based on scientific theory. Human life can be broken ... down to fundamental theory. Not only geological or biological, but also all events can be answered scientifically. Magic and magicians have certain function in society. The impossible becomes unexpla ...

(6 pages) 16 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays

Atomic Theory

n Dalton developed the first useful atomic theory of matter, transforming Democritus' theory into a scientific theory. He unveiled some of the first clues about the true nature of atoms. Dalton studie ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Management Theories in Business

Two of the most commonly used management theories used in todays business world are the "Classical-Scientific" and "Behavioural" theories. These theories vary greatly in the way they are structured a ... s within the business - in particular employee involvement in the decision making process.Classical-Scientific TheoryThe classical-scientific management theory is based on the belief that employees wi ...

(2 pages) 72 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

The Black Sheep

unlike many of his questions, because it calls for an opinion, and cannot really be answered using scientific theory. We cannot even begin to imagine what lies beyond the mere boundaries of our own m ...

(3 pages) 483 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Communism No More

Communism No More The scientific theory behind communism is to do well for the people of the country it is governing. Alth ...

(7 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History