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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.

 

  • microscope
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    Observation and Empiricism
    2nd April 2014
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    The first observations could be data obtained from the library or information from your...
  • 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...
  • Bronchial asthma
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    Bronchial Asthma and Atopy: A Concorded Hypothesis by Alex Dunedin
    12th May 2016
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    This is a thesis examining bronchial asthma and allergic conditions (Type 1 Hypersensitivity) postulating...
  • 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...
  • Scientist
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    Scholarly Politics and Human Foibles
    22nd September 2014
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    In addition to fanatical perseverance and devotion to detail and wide linguistic and cultural...
  • idea
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    Hypothesis, Theory, Model and Law
    16th March 2014
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    When thinking about ideas in a scientific context the ideas in question get described...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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