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Scientific Method for Dummies?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jul 21, 2011. 18 Replies

Hi everyone,I'd like a little help with something I'm trying to find - a simple rundown of the scientific method, what it is and why it's a good method to use.This is for people who have no…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"When going the way of science, avoid this trap: counting, measuring or weighing everything.   Something else too: know that despite science's objectivity, you will decide some things subjectively. For instance, how beauty differs from…"
Jul 21, 2011
Shane Christian replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"This is something I came across about ten years ago that might shed some light on the scientific method.   Six rules of evidential reasoning.James Lett, Assoc. Professor of AnthropologyFt. Pierce, Florida, U.S.A.FalsifiabilityIt must be…"
Jul 21, 2011
Aparna Jayachandran replied to Richard Valcourt's discussion Genre Movies You Hated, Even Though Everyone Else Liked Them in the group Science Fiction/Fantasy Atheists
"Don't forget Grindelwald-as-Hitler in the last book..."
Jan 6, 2010
Mister Harvey replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Simplest definition I can think of: Identifying and reducing the unknown."
Dec 26, 2009
Shaker Srinivasan replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Read: Richard P. Feynman. Meaning of it all: Thoughts of a citizen-scientist. Addison Wesley, 1998."
Dec 22, 2009
Howard S. Dunn replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Bravo! I'm currently working on a book called "Nonsense for Smarty Pants" that delves into 'cosmology' from the perspective of an artist. For many artists vantage point, context, scale, and contrast are key - because…"
Dec 22, 2009
carl replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"simply great!"
Dec 22, 2009
Alex McCullie replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Hi, thank you for the reference. I've checked Amazon and some of the pages - you have written a great contribution to science in practice - another book for my library. My interests are in two particular areas: (1) science as a human activity…"
Dec 22, 2009
klypp replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Scientific method for dummies? Not sure if there is one... Seems to me you are asking a question that philosophers have wrestled for thousands of years! So... Maybe if you could be a bit more specific?"
Dec 21, 2009
Howard S. Dunn replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Yeah, I know - Tim is pretty frikkin' sharp. And, while I actually think clutter helps my creative process - I too can't stand a dirty keyboard either!"
Dec 21, 2009
Howard S. Dunn replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Theory, in science, doesn't mean speculation, as in "I have this theory that...". A theory has been proven. It is basically a scientific law, ... From a Tim Minchin show: Heckler: But evolution is just a theory. Tim: I hope you…"
Dec 21, 2009
sacha replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Adriana, I just copied your comment above to have as a reference when explaining the scientific method. Thank you!"
Dec 21, 2009
Howard S. Dunn replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Wow! This is awesome! Here, I think, 'idea' is synonymous with 'hypothesis' but, for ordinary people, 'idea' is a word that rquires less explanation. However, 'hypothesis' may be better described as an…"
Dec 21, 2009
Aparna Jayachandran replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Is there an atheist version of "gaydar"? In other words, how can you tell?
"I think a safe topic of conversation would be the separation of church and state. Asking people outright seems like inviting a debate about belief and non-belief (something I am not up for most of the time) and topics like abortion are too loaded…"
Dec 21, 2009
Aparna Jayachandran replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Is there an atheist version of "gaydar"? In other words, how can you tell?
"Kate, that's remarkable! I never thought of going to church as camouflage. It's quite brilliant if you have to get along with a local community."
Dec 21, 2009
Glenn Sogge replied to Aparna Jayachandran's discussion Scientific Method for Dummies?
"Although this picture is meant somewhat in jest, the Science side of it might be useful (it is much simplified, of course. "
Dec 21, 2009

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At 11:26am on May 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Aparna! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Jan 2010. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 11:30am on December 21, 2009, Stephen Goldin said…
Welcome to the SFF group. Hope you have a lot of fun here.
At 7:31am on December 6, 2009, mrmister said…
welcome to the site =)
At 5:55pm on December 5, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to this super site with its bright people like you who truly recognise the atheistic world view as being right, and religion for the fraud that it is.

Terry Meaden originator of the busy discussion group
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Re: Knowing about this place?

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