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What are the irreducible Components of the Scientific Enterprise?

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 interpretation emerges as the best.  Unfortu- 

nately, judgments about the best interpretation vary greatly, and scientists 

with new ideas and new observations must often overcome biases in their 

colleagues before their work becomes accepted as scientific. 

 

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CINTHIA ARRIAGA-HAGOPIAN
CINTHIA ARRIAGA-HAGOPIAN (Teacher (K-12))
9 years ago
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.