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Topic: Scientific Method
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C. Patrick Wilson

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Registered: 12/6/04
Scientific Method
Posted: Oct 12, 1995 5:24 PM
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>Is the scientific method the only way to arrive at propositions upon
>which we can reasonably base actions? I doubt any of us believes the
>answer is yes.

I think the scientific method describes the way in which we process all
information, wether we choose to or not.

Example (a very basic one):

I'm driving down the road and prepare to stop at an upcoming light, if it
is red (I've driven on this road before so I hypothesize that the light is
still in the same place and that it may be red). I see the light, and that
it is green (I collect data, based on observation, to test my hypothesis,
find that the light is still there but that it is green). I continue to
follow traffic through the intersection (Since the light is green, I
conclude that I need not stop).

C. Patrick Wilson

MARIN ACADEMY -- Mathematics Department / Yearbook Advisor

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