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Table 4 Pattern matrix for the factor analysis involving science themes

From: The Importance of Understanding the Nature of Science for Accepting Evolution

  Component 1 (35%) Component 2 (11%) Component 3 (9%)
Theory support −0.25 0.89 0.08
Theory limits 0.23 0.64 −0.44
Testing 0.82 0.03 −0.28
Nonlinearity 0.63 0.31 −0.15
Construction 0.68 −0.12 0.18
Provisionality 0.53 0.13 0.41
Continuity 0.50 0.51 −0.01
Comparison 0.02 0.15 0.62
Creativity 0.60 −0.12 0.13
Community 0.22 0.53 0.29
Applications 0.00 0.58 0.22
Society and culture 0.33 0.18 0.49