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Science Decoder

Guess each short answer. Then combine the first letter of each answer to make a Francis Bacon quote about science.
Except for the quote, all the answers are a single word or initialism
Quiz by Kestrana
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First submittedDecember 18, 2015
Last updatedAugust 16, 2016
Times taken12,067
Rating4.22
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Clue
Answer
W
Short-term version of climate
Weather
O
1/16th of a pound
Ounce
N
Neutral atomic particle
Neutron
D
What genes are made of
DNA
E
Theory proposed by Darwin
Evolution
R
Element discovered by the Curies
Radium
I
Type of rock formed by magma
Igneous
S
Area beyond Earth's atmosphere
Space
T
Measures temperature
Thermometer
H
Statement offered as a starting
point for experimentation
Hypothesis
E
Creator of the Theory of Relativity
Einstein
S
Device used to weigh items
Scale
E
The study of insects
Entomology
E
What joules are used to measure
Energy
D
Long period of low rainfall
Drought
 
Clue
Answer
O
Building that houses a telescope
Observatory
F
Petrified animal or plant remains
Fossil
K
1,000 meters
Kilometer
N
Creator of the Theory of Gravitation
Newton
O
Atmospheric layer that blocks
UV radiation
Ozone
W
H2O
Water
L
Discharge of electricity from a cloud
Lightning
E
Branch of biology that studies
the environment
Ecology
D
Facts, statistics or observations
collected together
Data
G
1600s Italian astronomer
Galileo
E
A substance on the Periodic Table
Element
 
Quote
Wonder is the seed of knowledge
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level 72
Aug 16, 2016
Nice quiz. Not sure I would call DNA a "single word" though!
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level 71
Aug 16, 2016
If we were really picky about this, i'd propose people typing out what "D" stood for.
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level 73
Aug 17, 2016
Wouldn't call that a single word either - don't think deoxyribo is a word in itself
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level ∞
Aug 17, 2016
Added "or initialism" to the caveats
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level 70
Aug 20, 2016
It's surprising that so many missed the quote. Given how many apparently got so many individual answers right, what missing letters in the quote could have confounded them? Maybe they just didn't realize they needed to type it in?
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level 60
Sep 28, 2016
I did not get the quote because I wasn't sure what the S word was. I had S_E_ and tried seal which made sense to me. But I then blanked out on other possible words.
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level 61
Feb 12, 2017
I missed the quote because I didn't see that there was a quote to get. It probably would have helped me get the only answer I missed -- data.
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level 69
Aug 23, 2016
I'm not sure how much pounds and ounces are used in science.
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level 64
Nov 8, 2016
If you accept that science includes medicine, it's used often in the USA, at least when talking to patients.
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level 69
May 26, 2019
Really stretching. There are so many scientific words that start with "o" that could have been used instead of ounce, which I agree with Findlay is a pretty poor choice.
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level 67
Oct 3, 2019
Nutrition is a science, and pounds and ounces are still used a lot in food, and not only in the US.
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level 40
Aug 27, 2016
all this time I was trying to find a specific element that began with e -_-
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level 68
Nov 8, 2016
Erbium, einsteinium, europium- they fit, and should be allowed I guess.
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level 76
Nov 8, 2016
Ditto. Took a while to think of "element".
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level 44
Aug 30, 2017
I agree, I was confused but re-read the statement.
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level 66
Oct 7, 2016
Some of these are almost too simple.
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level 76
Nov 8, 2016
Which is the only reason I scored 100%. I'm usually terrible at science quizzes, but I like the challenging ones, too.
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level 62
Nov 8, 2016
I kept typing entymology for the study of insects, and couldn't for the life of me figure out what else it could be. Funny how my whole life I assumed that was how to spell it!
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level 62
Nov 8, 2016
Maybe it was because I had in mind that etymology is the study of words.
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level 66
Nov 8, 2016
Accept km for kilometer?
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level 46
Nov 8, 2016
What's the point of having the first letter as a quote when it only appears after you type the right answer in? Is this an error?
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level 64
Nov 8, 2016
Because the answers vary in length, it can be challenging for some people to read the first letters in order to decipher the quote. Therefore the first letter is placed on the left hand side for easy reference. Most decoder quizzes on this site use the same format.
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level 43
Nov 8, 2016
Space! Space? The Area above the atmosphere!? That's a bit broad isn't it? Why not accept the sky, or the solar system or literally every word starting with S! Decidedly ambiguous! Aside from that, great quiz again Kestrana ::-)
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level 64
Nov 8, 2016
Well (being pedantic) solar system is two words, and sky is beneath the atmosphere... :)
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level 67
Nov 8, 2016
I guess he didn't get it.
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level 69
Nov 11, 2016
To be really pedantic, the sky is the atmosphere.
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level 65
May 20, 2019
I also am not that big of a fan of the space answer, as I think that Exosphere is the best fit. However, once you guess that, the correct answer becomes very obvious...
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level 57
Nov 8, 2016
Darwin's theory was evolution through natural selection, he wasn't the first to come up with evolution itself. Good quiz though!
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level 27
Jul 27, 2017
100% with 2:24 to spare. My chemistry A level must be paying off!
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level 61
Jan 4, 2019
Data was the hardest one for me. 3:20 left, so the time Could be a less, since the questions werent superhard. But nice to get a 100% for a change ;) (usally around 80)
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level 45
Mar 9, 2019
This was really easy...