Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: What Is Science? This Man Nailed It

  1. #1

    What Is Science? This Man Nailed It




  2. Remove this section of ads by registering.
  3. #2


    "Iím going to discuss how we would look for a new law.
    In general we look for a new law by the following process:
    First: We guess it. (Met by laughter from the audience). Donít laugh, thatís really true.
    Then: We compute the consequences of the guess, to see if the guess is right, what it would imply
    And then: We compare the computation results to nature Ö or we say compare to experiment or experience. Compare it directly to observation to see if it works.

    If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It doesn't make any difference how beautiful your guess is. It doesn't make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is. If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong."
    Last edited by Voluntarist; 01-18-2024 at 08:18 PM.
    You have the right to remain silent. Anything you post to the internet can and will be used to humiliate you.



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-21-2017, 08:22 PM
  2. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 03-11-2015, 11:49 PM
  3. Book Review - Fantastic Voyages: Teaching Science with Science Fiction
    By mikemarotta in forum Science & Technology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-25-2013, 03:08 PM
  4. Replies: 29
    Last Post: 05-07-2011, 12:53 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-22-2010, 12:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •