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The sum total of all the created human attributes that reflect, in a limited way, the perfections of God; Included in the image of God are all aspects of the human nature such as our abilities to love,hate,create,reason plan,and so on.

Image of God

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God's command to humans to exercise wise and good dominion over His creation to the glory of God and benefit of their fellow humans (gen. 1:26,28)

Creation Mandate

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Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength (Mark 12:30); the most important moral command in Scripture; When we put this together with the Creation Mandate, we learn that we exercise dominion out of love for God and our desire to glorify Him.

first commandment

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"and the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbuor as thyself" (matt. 22:39); the second most important moral command in Scripture; when we put this together with the creation mandate, we learn that we exercise dominion out of love for others.

second commandment

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the collection of observations inferences, models produced though a systematic study of nature for the purpose of enabling good humans to exercise good and wise dominion over God's world; the word science is also used to refer to the systematic methods that produce the observations, inferences, and models.

science

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An observable event or process.

phenomenon

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Any theoretical or physical construct that provides a workable description or explanation of a concept or phenomenon; A model does not have to be exact in every detail, but must be useful for the purpose for which it is intended.

model

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Effectiveness of a model to account for an observed phenomenon as well as to make accurate predictions; makes no claim as to ultimate accuracy or conformance to absolute truth.

workability

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A scientific model that cannot be represented by a physical object.

conceptual model

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Creating descriptive and predictive models of observable phenomena using real-world data for the purpose of exercising dominion in the world according to the Creation Mandate.

dominion modeling

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The framework or point of view from which a person perceives and interprets all all aspects of the world: a collection of presuppositions enabling a person to observe and understand the world.

world view

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The belief that physical processes have always followed the same laws-that is, the present is the key to the past; allows for no miracles or extraordinary physical events in the earth's history other than isolated naturally caused catastrophes.

uniformitarianism

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The superposition of two or more waves that exist in the same place at the same time.

inference

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A perspective on life that views all things through the biblical teachings on Creation, Fall, and Redemption.

Christian worldview

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An unbroken span or sequence of values within a measurable dimension.

continuum

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The philosophical view that the only valid source of knowledge is personal experience and that such knowledge can only be affirmed though the scientific method.

positivism

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A set of assumptions, concepts, values, beliefs, and practices that controls the way a person or a group of persons perceives some aspect of reality.

paradigm

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A general or specific model that attempts to account for a related set of observations or phenomena; It explains many different observations and inference within the context of the applicable scientific.

theory

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An educated guess at the solution to a scientific problem; a tentative explanation for a phenomenon before the explanation.

hypothesis

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According to Thomas kuhn, the regular task of scientist working within the accepted paradigm of science; Normal science primarily involves ' puzzle solving, " which, according to kuhn, consists of the day-to-day "mop-up work " that affirms and extends the paradigm.

normal science

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A statement (usually mathematical) describing a consistent relationship among physical quantities in nature; Explanation of phenomena is not an inherent property of scientific laws.

law

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of or having to do with a dimension of a system; See dimension.

dimensional

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Science conducted through direct, present-day observation of phenomena or that utilizes credible documentation of observations in the past; sometimes referred to as experimental science.

empirical science

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the body of scientific knowledge aquired by methods of investigation that involve real-time observation of present-day phenomenon or records of first-person observations of events in the past.

operational science

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Empirical science that has done in response in God's commandment to exercise dominion over the earth: See creation mandate.

dominion science

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The body of scientific knowledge acquired by making inference about events and processes in the past, based on observations of evidence in the present; sometimes called origins of science .

historical science

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An assumption one derives from his worldview when making a decision about the validity of a stated fact; A paradigm includes a collection of presuppositions.

presupposition

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Physics that is based upon the three major areas of mechanics, electrodynamics, and thermodynamics, all of which were well developed prior to the establishment of quantum physics in the twentieth century.

classical physics

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The study of the motion of macroscopic objects; the study of how (kinematics) and why (dynamics) things move.

mechanics

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The field of study involving any aspect of electricity and magnetism:also, the production of electricity from magnetism vice versa.

electromagnetism