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    TEN MYTHS OF SCIENCE: REEXAMINING WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW...
    W. McComas 1996
    This article addresses and attempts to refute several of the most widespread and enduring misconceptions held by students regarding the enterprise of science. The ten myths discussed include the common notions that theories become laws, that hypotheses are best characterized as educated guesses, and that there is a commonly-applied scientific method.

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    There's some good stuff there, so thanks for the link. might be nice if you stayed around and chatted? Read the rules of the forum and so on?


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    Now what? Do you want to discuss this?
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    He/she's done this on other forums. Post the ten myths, without questions or discussion prompts, and then silence.
    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
    He/she's done this on other forums. Post the ten myths, without questions or discussion prompts, and then silence.
    You say that as if it's a bad thing :P
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    I would argue that there is a "commonly-applied scientific method." Although we sometimes jump around the process rather than proceeding through it tidily, in hindsight the process involved all the relevant steps (and sometimes a bit of luck.)
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    Well I think they're trying to make the point that science is useless, but that's not what the article says... And any scientist knows that those are all myths anyway so I don't really see the point here...
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