For the conceptualization of science and its interrelationships with culture, see science, philosophy of. For the basic features of the scientific strategy, see physical science, rules of; and scientific method. Discussion with Kara Rogers of how the scientific model is used to test a hypothesis or characterize a theoryKara Rogers, senior biomedical sciences editor of Encyclopædia Britannica, discussing the distinction between a scientific hypothesis and a scientific theory. Academic studies of scientific settlement on human-brought on international warming amongst local weather experts ( ) reflect that the extent of consensus correlates with experience in climate science. Results stand in contrast to the political controversy over this concern, notably within the United States. Scientific analysis is commonly funded through a competitive process in which potential research initiatives are evaluated and only the most promising obtain funding. Such processes, which are run by authorities, companies, or foundations, allocate scarce funds.
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