scientific knowledge

  

Definition

Cognizance of a fact or phenomenon acquired through scientific method. Four factors are essential to the classification of an item of information as scientific knowledge: (1) independent and rigorous testing, (2) peer review and publication, (3) measurement of actual or potential rate of error, and (4) degree of acceptance within the scientific community.

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  • They had a lot of scientific knowledge after years of gathering data on that phenomenon and I knew I could trust them.

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  • You should try to base your decisions off scientific knowledge instead of basing them off an emotional response to get better results.

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  • When you are trying to make an important decision it is better to trust the scientific knowledge than your instinct.

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