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Author Topic:   Assumptions involved in scientific dating
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Message 49 of 222 (798984)
02-06-2017 7:23 PM
Reply to: Message 48 by JonF
02-06-2017 5:41 PM

Re: Assumptions are not wild guesses
I prefer "premise" to "assumption"
I can't argue your preferences, but 'assumption' was kind of drilled into me when I was at college. Many of my marks for non-trivial questions (more than 1 or 2 marks) relied on my 'stating my assumptions'. 'Assumptions: g, the acceleration due to gravity is a constant 9.8ms-2' was something I must have written a million times

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