On Good Science
On Good Science
by Jong Bhak. Under BioLicense. I.e., it is all free.
Science and dogmatic belief systems.
Science has been constructed or formed organically by deviating from dogmatic systems. It means science is open to questions and challenges. Science encourages new theories, ideas, experiments, and conclusions.
Science, historically, a product of free thinking although not all the scientists are freethinkers.
Facts versus opinions.
Science is based on facts. A fact is regarded as something that happened and exists, and consequently it has much supporting evidence. It is based on generally accepted reality (but still open to scientific inquiry, as opposed to an absolute truth, which is not).
Hypothesis and theory
Science is also based on hypotheses and theories as well as facts. Hypotheses and theories are generally based on objective inferences, unlike opinions, which are generally based on subjective influences.
Science uses the formulation of falsifiable hypotheses
Scientific hypotheses that cannot ever be disproven are not real science. Scientists often use null hypotheses to prove or disprove their inferences, empirical observations, and ideas.
Acceptance of scientific ideas is based on proves and evidence.
Scienctific theories become generally accepted if logically provable formula are tested to be correct with a body of evidence. The process of acceptance can be done through peer reviews, books, demonstrations, internet publication, and computer simulations.
There is an unlimited number of ways to prove theories depending on technologies.
Other scientific investigators must be able to duplicate the original investigator's findings.
What is good science? from a site in UC Berkeley.