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This Science Short illustrates testing assumptions in the context of research about fossil insects.
Use multiple Science Shorts from different disciplines to illustrate how the same aspects of the nature and process of science play out in different research studies.
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- All scientific tests involve making assumptions, but these assumptions can be independently tested, increasing our confidence in our test results.