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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.

 

  • 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...
  • set theory
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    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • scientific method
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    The Traditional, the Contemporary and Orthodoxy
    20th April 2013
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    The roots of the word 'orthodox' help to clarify the distinguishing qualities of established...
  • 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...
  • 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...

 

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