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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.


  • Peer review
    Peer Review
    17th September 2014
    Science Primers
    Scientific journals use a process of peer review, in which scientists’ manuscripts are submitted...
  • bookcase
    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...
    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...
  • microscope
    Observation and Empiricism
    2nd April 2014
    Science Primers
    The first observations could be data obtained from the library or information from your...
  • Bronchial asthma
    Bronchial Asthma and Atopy: A Concorded Hypothesis by Alex Dunedin
    12th May 2016
    Science Primers
    This is a thesis examining bronchial asthma and allergic conditions (Type 1 Hypersensitivity) postulating...
  • presocratic philosophers
    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...
  • Scientist
    Scholarly Politics and Human Foibles
    22nd September 2014
    Science Primers
    In addition to fanatical perseverance and devotion to detail and wide linguistic and cultural...
  • set theory
    The Common Instruments of Knowledge
    20th January 2015
    About Ragged, Eclectic Articles, Education, Science Primers
    Francis Bacon insisted we must question everything and arrive at our knowledge through our...
  • Karl Popper
    Predictions and Experiments
    16th August 2014
    Science Primers
    A corroborated hypothesis is one that has passed its tests (i.e. one whose predictions...


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