Scientific Method. Science philosophy involves itself in the methodology of science. Empirical knowledge – by observation - The Enlightenment (16-17 th C.). Empirical knowledge. When we see something many times in many different circumstances Prediction . Prediction.
Science philosophy involves itself in the methodology of science.
Empirical knowledge – by observation
- The Enlightenment (16-17th C.)
When we see something many times in many different circumstances
Inductive reasoning (common sense)
Moves from “I” to the universal “all”
There is no causal relationship between an event and time
It can only disprove a idea
We can never 100% prove something, only prove that it is false
Falsification connects theory & experiment
Private research &
When observation doesn’t match theory
Normal or progressive science
scientists prefer to cling to old paradigms until a new one is ready
Discovery of oxygen (phlogiston)
Einstein's theories of relativity
Scientists hold paradigms
Won’t shift paradigms until there is enough evidence
But who decides what’s enough?
Einstein disproved Newton’s theories
Ideas are only limited by their context
- A flat earth is fine if you’re only walking to the shops
- no, it is to be useful
Scientific claims lend themselves to experiment.
Thus some things are outside of science
Love. Feelings. Faith. Taste. Fashion.
God created the earth.
God created the earth 5000 years ago.