- Oct 6, 2008
- Basic Beliefs
I provided a link to the article for christ's sake....
from: Scientific Method
- Define a question
- Gather information and resources (observe)
- Form an explanatory hypothesis
- Test the hypothesis by performing an experiment and collecting data in a reproducible manner
- Analyze the data
- Interpret the data and draw conclusions that serve as a starting point for a new hypothesis
- Publish results
- Retest (frequently done by other scientists)
You are failing to properly explode the bolded portion.
You've added extra unnecessary language and hidden the important shit behind a wall of obfuscation.
Testing the hypothesis is to aim an honest attempt and disproof at it.
On theory you are soooo. f...ing wrong. The goal of the research is to expand scientific knowledge and theory. Most experiments try to include themselves within the domain of some theory or system of theory. If they have a result that conflicts with a theory they need to justify their work either by developing improvements on the theory or, in the worst case, trying to supply another explanation for the body of results ( a new theory).
Generally, new material fits within the scope of good existing theories. Very few strong theories in physical science are falsified each decade.
Physiological, Psychological and Neuroscience theories are collapsing every month.