A scientific law is based on repeated inferences made over long periods of time true or false?

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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This is a true statement.  When we observe something in the scientific world over a long period of time and the same observation is made repeatedly without variation during that time, then it is a scientific law.  If I hold my arm out and drop a ball one hundred times in a row, and each time it falls straight to the ground, I can say that is a scientific law.

I wouldn't try to explain why that happens each time, I would simply summarize the observed reaction.  Hope that helps!