Let's all be scientists!
August 11, 2014 1:17 PM Subscribe
Throwing away all the political and financial pressure that dilutes and warps science, if one wants to engage in scientific inquiry and be productive and contribute in some small way to humanity's scientific understanding of the cosmos, how does one go about things? Can we boil things down to simple generalized steps -- brief enough to put on a wall plaque -- starting with the evaluation of an experimental idea (is it a "good" experiment?) all the way through to publishing one's reproducible results?
posted by strangeguitars to Science & Nature (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Can we generalize these steps enough so that they would apply to science on all levels, from a primary school science class reproducing age-old results and publishing them on their classroom wall to CERN scientists publishing in Nature?