Scientific Method

Every child understands the scientific method - do you?:

1 - Make observations

2- Form a hypothesis

3 - Perform an experiment (physical or digital)

4 - Analyze the Data*

5- Report Findings (and suffer the vagaries of scientific debate and peer review)

6 - Encourage others to reproduce results

7 - Interpret accumulated evidence to build a theory

8 - Rince, wash, repeat: Over time theories evolve as new work adds to evidence

* Normally, analysis proceeds to set aside the null hypothesis at some level of confidence - in this sense, science is not intended to PROVE. That said, certainly, Newton's Laws and evolutionary theories constitute PROOF by any commence sense standard. But science demands that the search for more evidence and more precise TRUTH continues ad infinitum, and so theories evolve as time passes.