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  • Intro 0:00
  • Scientific & Technical Terms 0:12
    • Plan
    • Why?
  • Technical Words 2:46
    • Equivocate
    • Definition of Equivocate
    • Extrapolation; Extrapolate
    • Definition of Extrapolate
    • Non Sequitur
    • What Does Non Sequitur Mean?
  • Science Words and Concepts 7:32
    • Science Words Easily Defined
    • Science Words That Refer to Concepts
  • Science Words 9:31
    • Phenomenon
    • Definition of Phenomenon
    • Theory
    • How Do We Get from Phenomena to Theory
    • Observable, Measurable, Phenomena
    • Geocentric Theory
    • Observable, Measurable, Phenomena That Did Not Fit with Theory
    • Heliocentric Theory
  • Lesson Wrap Up 16:56
  • Assignment 18:05