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Section 2: Questions & Answers

Science, Religion, Creation, and Evolution
3. Do not scientists approach their work with a completely open mind, totally free of preconceived ideas?

Answer: All human activities are influenced by assumptions or opinions, and this includes scientific research. Every scientist has in mind some expectations or theories when he begins a research project. The new observations will tend to falsify (prove false), corroborate (support), or refine the ideas he had in mind.

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