After sifting through the What Is Science thread, this is where I’m at.
Science is about discovery. Not just about facts, but about using the facts to predict.
Whilst you all thought I was just babbling on about other things, I did actually use some of my time (in between sprints to the bathroom) to a little bit of investigation into science. I didn’t do a great deal, frankly I didn’t feel like it.
I hope all my science teachers here will forgive me for not studying too hard.
I think what we’ve talked about with Mr. Snuffleupagus in the driveway actually would correspond to The Scientific Method that I’ve seen described in various places (in the linked page at Zachriel’s blog for instance).
To boil it down, we observe, we hypothesize and predict, we test, we compare the test results to the hypothethes and predictions, adjust our hypotheses and predictions and start over.
Is that a fair analysis of it?
What are some of the best and most clear examples in science today? The examples don’t have to be in biology, they can be in astronomy or whatever. I want to really make sure I understand this before we move on to Chapter 1, Page 2.
My only request is that we try not to jump ahead to Chapter 42, Page 37 this time. You guys have all been at this biology thing for a while, and you tend to get way ahead of me. It’s not that I lose interest so much, but it starts to run together and you lose me fairly quickly.
I’m going to pull the leash a little tighter on this thread, to keep it productive for me. You guys have a bazillion places to fight the culture wars, even some places on this blog that I’ve given over to the weeds. This thread is strictly for me and my understanding of science. Don’t take it personally if your comments get bounced or pieces of them get edited out. I’m not making any judgements on what you have to say, just trying to keep it simple for myself, and “keep the collar on the jub jub bird” as blipey once said.