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A community enterprise (2 of 5) - cumulative knowledge

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The scientific community provides the cumulative knowledge base on which science is built.

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A community enterprise (1 of 5) - collaboration
Collaborations and division of labor are increasingly important today, as our scientific understanding, techniques, and technologies expand.

A community enterprise (3 of 5) - evaluation
Scientists present their work to others for evaluation.

A community enterprise (4 of 5) - balancing bias
Because of the scientific community's diversity, individual biases are balanced out.

A community enterprise (5 of 5) - fraud
Though fraud is rare in science, it sometimes happens, but are identified through the scrutiny of the scientific community.

 


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