What are the irreducible Components of the Scientific Enterprise?
In this essay the author argues that many scientists (and laymen also) have come to take a narrow view of what constitutes science. They would exclude as "unscientific" observations that do not include a falsifiable theory with predictions testable and repeatable in laboratory experiments. In contrast, the author contends that science is more an attitude than a method. The attitude is one of testing interpretations of observed phenomena against further observations until one... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: April 09, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 15, 2009
Submitter: Garrett Benjamin
Keywords: philosophy of science, scientific method
Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School
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Discussion for What are the irreducible Components of the Scientific Enterprise?
5 years ago
CINTHIA ARRIAGA-HAGOPIAN (Teacher (K-12))
This essay is very informative regarding the science enterprise and how it has changed. It talks about the components of the scientific enterprise that can help make it more understable.