scientific method

  1. R

    B Examples of discoveries without a hypothesis?

    The scientific method is HYPOTHESIS -> EXPERIMENT -> ANALYZE -> CONCLUSION. There are special cases where there is no HYPOTHESIS. Can you give some examples of things discovered without giving a HYPOTHESIS? That is, they do an experiment and they discover something new without a hypothesis...
  2. V

    B Can you prove anything using the Scientific Method?

    I am studying the scientific method and have come to the following conclusion. Since X -> Y does not imply X is true (or real), it is impossible for the scientific method (SM) to prove that anything is true. So like mathematics, the scientific method builds knowledge on axioms which cannot be...
  3. B

    Is the object of an experiment a variable?

    Is the object of an experiment a variable?
  4. bapowell

    Insights Scientific Inference and How We Come to Know Stuff. Part 2 - Comments

    bapowell submitted a new PF Insights post Scientific Inference and How We Come to Know Stuff. II. Continue reading the Original PF Insights Post.
  5. S

    2 theories, same experimental predictions, can one fail but

    "2 theories, same experimental predictions, can one fail but not the other ?" (above was intented to be the title, got truncated) Let’s say we have 2 physical theories, call them A and B, that make the same experimentally verifieable predictions. But they are based on different postulates. And...
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