Scientific method

A similar approach could help with the coming crisis in Medicare solvency. Medicare might survive if wasteful and unnecessary
Objective truth does not yield to the whim of opinion, but our society has tragically forsaken that fundamental foundation. Facts matter. Experience matters. Education matters. Reality matters.
The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.
If you cherry-pick scientific truths to serve cultural, economic, religious or political objectives, you undermine the foundations of an informed democracy.
Remember when NASA shuttle landings warranted ducking out of school or work to watch on a restaurant TV because they were so exciting? How did we lose our love of scientific inquiry and exploration? In part it's because Americans no longer respect experts, let alone scientific ones.
Four hundred years. And scientists are still at it. Chasing odd questions. Trying things that might not work. Driven by curiosity, not short-term profit. Plenty they can teach us entrepreneurs about innovation.
We are all ignorant; none of us have all the answers. That fact is not only a strong argument in favor of free speech and against those who would suppress it -- it is a spur toward greater wisdom.
Everyone loves coming up with solutions that make positive change in the world, but sometimes they are a mirage. You come up with a solution and drive toward it like a sparkling lake in the desert, only to find it evaporate as you close in on the actual problem that needs solving.
At times there are certain problems with published research results. One could be forgiven for drawing the conclusion that there is something rotten in the research enterprise.
If you use your intuition, believe what others tell you on first blush, or simply try to calculate your way to conclusions, probably not. If you view the world empirically, watching as numerous observations and experiments put together conclusions, then yes, you see the world as a scientist.
science moves in fits and starts. Nothing is proven until it's proven. Good researchers are always skeptical, always questioning their own results and those of their colleagues. It can be a frustrating process. Just ask my daughter.
Perhaps we could teach science to politicians? It is an attractive idea, but which busy politician has sufficient time? In
Skeptics are perfectly entitled to create and enjoy their own model of the world, but when it becomes a fixation, a valid
Will our County Council kill Bill 113 and move us in the right direction? Or will it snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
The bond between militant atheism and militant skepticism has been unusually strong, to the point where attacks on religion are delivered as if no rational, science-minded person could object.
The existence of the God worshiped by most Jews, Christians, and Muslims not only lacks supporting empirical evidence but is even contradicted by such evidence. However, it need not have turned out that way.
Yes, you can be well-intentioned and still do harm. That, at least, is what television personality and media mogul Oprah Winfrey learned when she apparently and good-naturedly dismissed Diana Nyad's claim to being an atheist.
While I agree that changes are called for in certain standards and practices, it is wrong to conclude that there are any fundamental flaws in the basic methods of science. When science is done properly, it still remains the most powerful force for human advancement the world has ever seen.
A hypothesis proposes an idea that makes testable predictions about a given question. We then set up an experiment to test this model by looking for those predictions. This is why predictions are very important. No prediction, no test, no science.
Design Science Research is the lifeblood of design and serves to develop new understanding, knowledge, processes and methods