How can the scientific method be applied in studies that don't have
traditional testing/experiment methods?
I don't think the scientific method really requires traditional use, what you have to do, is stretch the method, and make it fit your needs, be creative.
The scientific method is the best thing we have for testing the veracity of theories of any sort. If a theory cannot be "proved" by the scientific method then whatever it is can only be on very dodgy ground.
An example would be homeopathy for which there is no scientific evidence that it is any more effective than placebo. Defenders of homeopathy tend to point scientists to the ample amounts of anecdotal evidence and then argue that homeopathy doesn't work well under scientific conditions. However, anecdotal evidence is notoriously unreliable and the fact that it doesn't work well under scientific conditions suggests that it doesn't work.
by emrldphx6 years ago
For those who are interested, I am putting together a primer on the difference between subjectivity and objectivity. Much of the disagreement in this forum is due to confusion between the two. We'll start with a...
by Oztinato2 years ago
Is the scienctific method infallible?Like many ancient religions modern scientists regard their methods to be infallible. Is this the right attitude?
by paarsurrey18 months ago
As its name suggests it is useful in science only. It has not been designed for religion and or philosophy. Right? PleaseRegards
by JS Matthew6 years ago
Has the Formula for the "Scientific Method" changed over time since it was first implemented?
by paarsurrey6 years ago
Science of itself does not present claims and reasons on issues; others interpret it wrongly; it is a useful tool of the humanity ; and if interpreted correctly it is not in contradiction of the truthful religion.
by Rhys Baker5 years ago
What are the most important topics to teach our children about in science at school?
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