By Iddo on February 10th, 2013
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I’m not sure that it should be “hypothesis” instead of “theory”. You test hypotheses to construct theories, and here you’re talking about constructing theories.
Probably not at the last frame… you’re right.
Not in any of the frames, as far as I can see.
Well, maybe the third and fourth… But I don’t think “theory” is really wrong in any slide.
Actually, ignore me (and feel free to delete my last few comments). Too little sleep is clouding my brain. Now I look at it again I see that theory really isn’t the ideal word until the last slide.
And nice post by the way.
Doesn’t the experimenter have a hypothesis before doing any experimenting? A well designed experiment will then test the hypothesis.
I’m not addressing the use of “hypothesis” over “experiment”, but the thought process of productive science.
Notice something incomprehensible
Search for a Why, especially one with predictive power
Consult an authority (usually), like Dad or a book
Test their theories with informal experiment
If received wisdom fails, look and think
Then test through experimentation.
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