Scientific knowledge is durable and robust, but open to change.
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Recognize and explain that a scientific law is a description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world. Thus, scientific laws are different from societal laws.
Explain that scientific knowledge is durable because it is open to change as new evidence or interpretations are encountered.
Identify an instance from the history of science in which scientific knowledge has changed when new evidence or new interpretations are encountered.