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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.


  • 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...
  • Peer review
    Peer Review
    17th September 2014
    Science Primers
    Scientific journals use a process of peer review, in which scientists’ manuscripts are submitted...
  • microscope
    Observation and Empiricism
    2nd April 2014
    Science Primers
    The first observations could be data obtained from the library or information from your...
  • scientific method
    The Traditional, the Contemporary and Orthodoxy
    20th April 2013
    Science Primers
    The roots of the word 'orthodox' help to clarify the distinguishing qualities of established...
  • Skepticism
    Error and Scepticism
    1st September 2014
    Science Primers
    The Greek word ‘skepsis’, meaning ‘seeking’ and ‘skeptic’ is thus contrasted with dogmatic and...
  • Multiple Sclerosis
    Multiple Sclerosis: Complete Literature Review and Appended Hypothesis by Alex Dunedin
    26th April 2016
    Multiple Sclerosis, Science Primers
    This is a complete manuscript created over several years investigating the medicine and science...
    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...
  • Logic-and-reasoning
    Logic and Reasoning
    24th March 2014
    Science Primers
    The meaning of reason is to question, to call to account, to hold argument,...
  • 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...


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