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Science: Science is a systematic process of acquiring knowledge about the natural world through observation, experimentation, and hypothesis testing. It is based on the assumption that the universe is governed by natural laws that can be discovered through scientific inquiry. See also Method, Review, Knowledge, Verification, Confirmation.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Richard Dawkins on Science - Dictionary of Arguments

I 154
Language/science/Dawkins: we always need to assure ourselves that we can re-translate our casual language. For example, "intentions" of genes. (By the way, its only intention is to multiply.)
, >Observation language, >Theoretical terms, >Observation terms, >Theoretical language.
I 170
Language/science/Dawkins: when we say "it's 90 % sure" (that this other animal is my half-sibling) to which "it" do we refer then? Do we mean that the zoologist is sure or that the animal is sure?
Dawkins: with a little luck, both possibilities can lead to the same.
I 364
Language/science/Dawkins: there is no reason not to label the bacteria according to Axelrod with predicates such as "forgiving", "not envious", etc.
>Cooperation, >Altruism, >R. Axelrod.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Da I
R. Dawkins
The Selfish Gene, Oxford 1976
German Edition:
Das egoistische Gen, Hamburg 1996

M. St. Dawkins
Through Our Eyes Only? The Search for Animal Consciousness, Oxford/New York/Heidelberg 1993
German Edition:
Die Entdeckung des tierischen Bewusstseins Hamburg 1993

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