Critical Thinking

What makes a Theory a Scientific Theory?

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 21:01

Writing helps me think, so I write these notes more for me than for you.  Do feel free to comment if you'd like.

A theory is simply a proposition that explains one or more observed phenomena.  What makes a theory useful is that it can predict future observations. What makes a theory scientific is that these predictions can be confirmed or denied.

A theory is a scientific theory if it can be proven wrong.

That is a simple requirement and it is the only requirement for a theory to be a scientific theory.

Critical Thinking is a Path of Honesty

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 20:59

Critical Thinking is a Path of Honesty. It requires a commitment to integrity in how we acquire, evaluate, and make use of knowledge and exploration. Engaging in critical thinking allows us to reduce the probability that our egos will distort our interpretations and create a fantasy world for us to live in - mentally.