Earth, Our Environment - Class Notes
A Classification of Scientific Knowledge*

By its nature, science is a work in progress. As you might expect, there are different classifications of scientific knowledge and some scientific rules are more "reliable" than others. Arranged in order of increasing reliability, a classification of the types of scientific knowledge is:

* After: Bauer, H. H., "Scientific Literacy and the Myth of the Scientific Method, The University of Illinois Press, 1992.

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Prepared by: Charles J. Ammon
January 1997