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Bold fusion: The scientific method marries critical thought

Bold fusion: The scientific method marries critical thought

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Bold fusion.Scientific thinkingCritical thinkingThinking!

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A bold fusion of thought processesScientific thinking makes oneEvaluate/test theories of cause & effectDiscern correlation/causation in hypothesesUse an empirical processMake claims that are testable

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A bold fusion of thought processes Critical thinking makes one Identify a problem Devise a supposition Verify the applicability of a supposition Interpret, re-interpret, & analyze solutions Select, optimize, & implement best solutions KA Watson, Coastline CC4

Bold fusion: The Scientific Method What? Etymologically scientia Who has used it? Egyptians, Greeks, Islamists, OccidentalsWhy? To analyze selves & environsHow used, in exact sciences and 5KA Watson, Coastline CC

Bold fusion: Scientific MethodCommonly cited stepsFormulate a questionDo researchConstruct a hypothesis Test the hypothesisAnalyze the test resultsHone the hypothesisCommunicate the findings KA Watson, Coastline CC6

Bold fusion: Critical thinking What? - ability & disposition to improve thinking - systematic intellectual self-assessmentWho uses it? - parents, citizens, friends, lovers, consumers Why? - to evaluate, discern subjective & objectiveHow used, in human sciences and. KA Watson, Coastline CC7

Bold! Activities defining critical thought (CT)Reichenbachs: Analyze, integrate, evaluate Guffys:Pinpoint the problem Learn more, seek possible causesEvaluate the evidenceConsider alternative solutions & implicationsChoose & implement a solutionKA Watson, Coastline CC8

Bold fusion A six-step plan to marry SM & CT everywhere:ConsistencyObservabilityNaturalness PredictabilityReplicabilityTentativity9KA Watson, Coastline CC

Bold fusion: Consistency in scientific thought, the scientific method in STEM in critical thinking

Question: How can/do we reconcile logical coherence, recognizability, and novelty? 10KA Watson, Coastline CC

Bold fusion: Observability in scientific thought, scientific method in STEM in critical thinking

Question: How do we notice what, at once collecting the catalysts & then creating?

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Bold fusion: Naturalness in scientific thought, scientific method in STEM in critical thinking

Question: How do we define what is natural? How do we recognize naturalness? 12KA Watson, Coastline CC

Bold fusion: Predictability in scientific thought, scientific method in STEM in critical thinking

Question: Can it be determined what will happen next? Should this be possible?13KA Watson, Coastline CC

Bold fusion: Replicability in scientific thought, scientific method in STEM in critical thinking

Question: Given the same environment, circumstances, experimental conditions, will others arrive at the same conclusions?14KA Watson, Coastline CC

Bold fusion: Tentativity in scientific thought, the scientific method in STEM in critical thinking

Question: how are tenacity and tentativity both to be accommodated? 15KA Watson, Coastline CC

Critical scientific thought: 6-way fusionGet the attitude, the ethic of the critical thinkerPractice reasoning & decision-making Train in cross-disciplinary applications Become self-aware & reflectiveTest ideas & retain only the distilled onesNever stop asking questionsKA Watson, Coastline CC16