By Mr. Kerr. Testable Questions. Objects, events, or phenomena in nature No supernatural phenomena No personal preference No moral values or ethics. Focus on the natural world. Publicly varifiable. Observations and results must be reproducible Must be possible to disprove a claim
No supernatural phenomena
No personal preference
No moral values or ethicsFocus on the natural world
Scientists develop “operational definitions” when needed
Variables must be measurable
Some variables are difficult to measure: happiness, painSpecific and measurable
Did the ghost of Captain Blackbeard really appear to the English sailors?
Which hurts worse: shots or blood draws?
Is it OK to clone human beings?
Are there gnomes living in AJ’s back yard?Questions