Challenge extended! Can you write something (on the topic of the scientific method) that is interesting to read?
by David Ng
It’s unfortunate, but talking about the scientific method is one of those things that can elicit the “glazed over” look instantly. Which is really too bad, since the scientific method, or scientific process (how ever you want to call it) is very very very important. More so, since it is often misunderstood.
So, how to make it engaging to read? Well, here is my attempt: this is essentially a 3rd draft edit of my first five sciencegeek fundamental essays (now labeled as sections).
Together, it has the longest title ever (I think) for a treatment on the scientific method. I’ve called it:
“A TANGENTIAL SCIENTIFIC METHOD:
ON THE NATURE OF SCIENCE WITH REFERENCES TO CHEWBACCA, STORK EATING ALIENS, A FEW STEVES, ONE INSTANCE OF THE WORD “FUCK,” AND (QUITE POSSIBLY) TWO VERY LARGE CHILDREN.”
Please take a peek, and let me know what you think. I’m guessing it’s not for everyone, but it was definitely fun to write. It would be great to hear what I can do to make it better. I’d like to keep working at this until I hit that ever elusive sweet spot.
Available as a print friendly low res pdf or high res pdf, or start here for web reading.