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Understanding Differences as a Sign of Intelligent and Scientific Thinking

The ability to understand differences between similar objects has always been a sign of intelligence . Science itself is based on the idea of investigating the differences and similarities of objects to create a full picture of a phenomenon . When done well , we can create hypotheses , models and theories that help to explain and predict our environment . Our adaptation and full development as a person is based on recognizing and appreciating differences . Simplicity and definiteness make for great followers but hardly constitutes leadership . Intelligent people look deeper at issues to see if they can find differences or similarities that help them understand and create working models to use in other places . Persons who lack the will to put forward effort , or the faculty of intelligence , to understand complex ideas jump to quick conclusions . The issue of categorization is a significant

Scientific Learning Fosters Strategic Decision-Making Skills

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Permission to Use D.S. Socio-scientific answers are rarely specific enough to concrete. The complexity of making determinations in this field helps in highlighting which methods of strategic decision-making people are using. Research by Eggert & Bogeholz delves into the complex processes students use to make socio-scientific decisions based upon competing information and ambiguous direction (2010). Their results show that scientific thinking improves complexity of thought and strategy making. The process of making decisions that border between scientific research and sociological concepts is difficult. In scientific research it is necessary to answer ambiguous and specific questions like the potential societal benefits of research or the exact measurements used in instrumentation. It is hard for people to make cognitive models that can handle such widely dispersed information effectively.  Understanding science requires the ability to look at data, be open to new da