"When going the way of science, avoid this trap: counting, measuring or weighing everything.
Something else too: know that despite science's objectivity, you will decide some things subjectively. For instance, how beauty differs from…"
"This is something I came across about ten years ago that might shed some light on the scientific method.
Six rules of evidential reasoning.James Lett, Assoc. Professor of AnthropologyFt. Pierce, Florida, U.S.A.FalsifiabilityIt must be…"
"Bravo! I'm currently working on a book called "Nonsense for Smarty Pants" that delves into 'cosmology' from the perspective of an artist. For many artists vantage point, context, scale, and contrast are key - because…"
"Hi, thank you for the reference. I've checked Amazon and some of the pages - you have written a great contribution to science in practice - another book for my library.
My interests are in two particular areas: (1) science as a human activity…"
"Scientific method for dummies? Not sure if there is one...
Seems to me you are asking a question that philosophers have wrestled for thousands of years!
Maybe if you could be a bit more specific?"
"Theory, in science, doesn't mean speculation, as in "I have this theory that...". A theory has been proven. It is basically a scientific law, ...
From a Tim Minchin show:
Heckler: But evolution is just a theory.
Tim: I hope you…"
"Wow! This is awesome!
Here, I think, 'idea' is synonymous with 'hypothesis' but, for ordinary people, 'idea' is a word that rquires less explanation. However, 'hypothesis' may be better described as an…"
"I think a safe topic of conversation would be the separation of church and state. Asking people outright seems like inviting a debate about belief and non-belief (something I am not up for most of the time) and topics like abortion are too loaded…"
Greetings, Aparna! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Jan 2010. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
See, originally, we tried having an omnipotent, omniscient uber-being whose job it was to inform every atheist that Atheist Nexus existed. We got halfway through building it when we realised, embarassingly, that such a creation would make the site obsolete, and we already had all the .css worked out.