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What is the scientific definition for the word succession?

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September 24, 2015 10:05PM

Succession is the slow, regular sequence of changes in the development of communities of plants and animals. The principle of faunal and floral succession states that because animals and plants evolve into new species, sedimentary rocks of different ages will contain fossils of different species.

> Ø Science is systematic organized knowledge obtained by method based upon empirical observation. Ø According to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of science is "knowledge attained through study or practice," or "knowledge covering general truths of the operation of general laws, esp. as obtained and tested through scientific method [and] concerned with the physical world." Ø Science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge. This system uses observation and experimentation to describe and explain natural phenomena. The term science also refers to the organized body of knowledge people have gained using that system. Less formally, the word science often describes any systematic field of study or the knowledge gained from it. Ø Science as defined above is sometimes called pure science to differentiate it from applied science, which is the application of research to human needs. Fields of science are commonly classified along two major lines:

- Natural sciences, the study of the natural world, and

- Social sciences, the systematic study of human behavior and society. Ø A science is a set of rules for evidence gathering and testing claims against fact and logic, rules which are publicly usable, neutrally applied to all participants, and which can reasonably be said to lead to the truth of that particular area.
In science, how much an item weighs is defined as the force of gravity on that item. The SI unit for weight is the newton.