>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. >bj
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