NATURE AND METHODS OF SCIENCE
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The first essential of scientific knowledge is that it shall be classified in such a way that an assertion may be made of all members of a group instead of one or two. When a child can think in general terms that all objects made of metal will sink in water, and all wooden objects will float, his knowledge is becoming scientific in an elementary way. In proportion as such knowledge becomes accurate, does its scientific character increase. All objects heavier than water sink, while those lighter than water float, is more accurate as well as more general than the preceding assertion.