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What is science ?  How do we know what we think we know ?  How do I differentiate between a good idea and one which is not so good ?  Can I really have knowledge about the world around me ?

These are some questions which are involved in science and the methods we use to reach towards scientific knowledge.  This is a collection of articles and pieces of work which try and think through the nature of science and knowledge, and arrive at tangible understandings which we can take into all areas of our lives.  Science involves a way of thinking which belongs to everyone, and particularly in this information age, can be something which we all contribute to producing.

 

  • idea
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    Hypothesis, Theory, Model and Law
    16th March 2014
    Science Primers
    When thinking about ideas in a scientific context the ideas in question get described...
  • knowledge
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    Science and Knowledge
    7th February 2014
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    There are other methods of discovering and learning knowledge about nature, but science is...
  • Karl Popper
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    Predictions and Experiments
    16th August 2014
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    A corroborated hypothesis is one that has passed its tests (i.e. one whose predictions...
  • Peer review
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    Peer Review
    17th September 2014
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    Scientific journals use a process of peer review, in which scientists’ manuscripts are submitted...
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    Prospecting Document: Molybdenum Adjunct to Thiamine Therapy in Relation to Alcohol Use
    11th August 2019
    Drugs and Recovery, Science Primers
    This is a prospecting document examining what is known about thiamine (vitamin B1) in...
  • Scales of justice
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    Objectivity
    18th August 2014
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    The state of being objective is to correctly represent reality. The term “reality” however...
  • presocratic philosophers
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    Common Sense: A Theory of Inherent Knowledge
    11th January 2015
    About Ragged, Eclectic Articles, Education, Project, Science Primers
    ‘What can I come to know ?’. As a starting point I have chosen...
  • bookcase
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    A Study of Multiple Sclerosis: A Bibliography by Alex Dunedin
    25th April 2016
    Multiple Sclerosis, Science Primers
    This is the bibliography to the complete study of multiple sclerosis which is being...
  • Skepticism
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    Error and Scepticism
    1st September 2014
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    The Greek word ‘skepsis’, meaning ‘seeking’ and ‘skeptic’ is thus contrasted with dogmatic and...

 

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