Theories are not proved by the process. They are proved by their
predictability, ie through experiment/experience.
Even though people dont understand the process, they can understand the
Thus the process is learned because it provides better results.
Thus anyone is a potential scientist.
2012/10/29 George Herbert <george.herbert(a)gmail.com>
On Oct 28, 2012, at 4:36 PM, Apostolis Xekoukoulotakis <xekoukou(a)gmail.com>
Since Science is by definition the creation of
rigorous theories that
better explain the world, if the flow of new theories are democratically
pseudoscience will simply vanish.
No. Science creates testable theory from observation, tests, and discards
false theory based on the testing. There is no shortage now of theory;
there is a shortage of understanding of the process, importance of
falsifiability, and understanding how to test and analyze.
The method is taught in school and yet lost by adulthood in nearly
everyone. Democratizing science to include people in the process who do
not currently understand the method does no good.
You also are conflating primary sources ( research ) and secondary sources
( analysis and criticism ) and tertiary sources ( compenda, such as
encyclopedias and Wikipedia ).
George William Herbert
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