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Topic Do we have to learn to think scientifically in order to find the truth First we have to understand that there are different truths personal relative and absolute The absolute Truth is the truth that different societies accepts whereas personal truth depends on one individual only and what is truth for them The relative truth is very dependent on the subject argument people who have different ideas So what does thinking scientifically means It is a process of questioning that generate new hypotheses new experiments Firstly there is the question that comes with hypothesis this is the prediction of what might happen that is then testified by observations experiments If at least once the hypothesis proves to be wrong then it will be falsify According to Popper first scientists use intuition to create ahead of facts to frame hypotheses Then these hypotheses tested DEDUCTIVELYhypothesis is taken for the moment as truth In the end we cannot be sure is what we proven correct because of the uncertainty inherent in induction but they can be falsified Scientists only accept those statements that havent been falsified yet Example of scientific truth that was later shown to be incorrect is taken from my Ecology class Gauses law - no two species are ever in direct competition in the same ecological niche this law now considered to be incorrect because recent studies have indicated that there must be coexistence over time But yet there are more problems with scientific method In TOK class we had an exercise where we had boxes with something inside of them We havent been told what it is so we had to come up with different ideas what could it possibly be We were not allowed to open them we could shake them listen the sounds that the object made touch the box outside We could only assume what it might be arguing with each other who is
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