By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): 1629
Post Date: 12/03/1561

30 Phil, Chapter 20, Francis Bacon, Touchstone 51: The Scientific Method.

Science is the ongoing study of nature through observation. It’s that simple. If you see something new in nature, that’s science. Many definitions of science tend to intertwine the “how,” but the “how” is perpetually evolving, just like science itself remains a continual journey, never settling into dogma. Currently, we call the advanced systematic “how” of science the scientific method. It is an iterative process that uses controlled observation, induction and deduction, controlled testing with falsifiability, modeling, and peer review to understand objective reality.

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