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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.

 

  • 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...
  • Francis Bacon
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    Scientific Method
    13th February 2014
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    In a world that is not directly understandable we find that we sometimes disagree...
  • 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...
  • Multiple Sclerosis
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    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...
  • 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...
  • Logic-and-reasoning
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    Logic and Reasoning
    24th March 2014
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    The meaning of reason is to question, to call to account, to hold argument,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

 

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