Recommended Scientific Method

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Augenblick posted this 2 weeks ago

I found this presentation to be a good start for scientific method:

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-fair/steps-of-the-scientific-method

Steps of the Scientific Method

Also,

A scientific theory is a well-tested, broad explanation of a natural phenomenon. In everyday life, we often use the word theory to mean a hypothesis or educated guess, but a theory in the context of science is not simply a guess—it is an explanation based on extensive and repeated experimentation. - dictionary.com

Some humble thoughts I'll share ... like marbles rolling in one's hand (or in my head).

The hypothesis is a perceived goal. It's not the theory, which is a sound, repeatable process.

It's important for an experimenter to define what to look for at each step. A chemistry lab sign said, "Know what you are stuffing, and stuff it."

Discovery may alter your expected result/hypothesis. It may expand your perceived realm of possibilities.The creative mind will wander. Be careful that ambition does not confuse your initial goal. Make side notes of new ideas as you progress, but stay focused.

As some have said, they got off track, likely from discouragement, or possibly, diversion/ambition. We can control antisocial discouragement here, but ambition is a self-governed activity. One cannot go in all directions at once and achieve any one goal. Focus.

No one at AU has disdain for beginners. Start small and progress at your own pace. Read every blog @AU from the beginning. It makes reinventing the wheel a much quicker process.

Incremental device construction and testing will yield definitive results. Some experimenters @AU share valuable building block circuits/designs. Some techniques can prevent damage to your equipment.

Conceptual knowledge and experiencial knowledge are two different things.

Once you've been bit by high voltage, warnings become folklore. Be very careful.

A clean and orderly working environment reduces confusion and clarifies demonstration.

Documentation is critical to show progress and build a solid foundation.

Ask yourself why you are interested in over-unity. What will be its practical application when you achieve your goal? Lighting,  battery charging, electrolysis and ventilation have been realized with entry level experimentation. High power systems are either proprietary, suppressed or perhaps faked.

Listen to all advice and consider that beneficial constructive criticism comes in all forms. Language and cultural formalities can disguise earnest advice. Be slow to take offense. Overlook a perceived insult.

// end philosophical subroutine

return (NULL);

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Chris posted this 2 weeks ago

Hey Augenblick,

We perhaps should get this into its own dedicated thread? This is all valuable stuff and very good advice!

Best wishes, stay safe and well My Friends,

   Chris

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Augenblick posted this 2 weeks ago

Was thinking the same regarding a dedicated thread, or perhaps it can become a practical guide ... structured. This is how scientific communities grow in solidarity.

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Chris posted this 2 weeks ago

Hey Augenblick,

Done, if you want to edit and update as you wish? I will remove my posts soon as your'e read and happy with adjustments. @Others, please add recommendations and or suggestions.

Best wishes, stay safe and well My Friend,

   Chris

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Augenblick posted this 2 weeks ago

Friends, please leave your input, and I will modify the topmost posting to reflect our "Scientific Method" for our studies.

This will evolve thoughtfully over time, and perhaps we can create a living form somehow for each members experiment(s) to help them document progress.

It looks like there are several groups of concern so far: methodology, tracking, advisory, and anecdotal.

Sidelining this allows members like myself to contribute without cluttering other's projects with philosophy, recomendations and excessive cerebration.

Once sound recommendations are posted we can use links instead of rehashing advice ad nauseum. Coders might think of this as "code reuse" or subroutine calls.

Also, a repository of reusable techniques can be updated to reflect the latest improvements et al.

Just thinking ... should we create our own Wiki for methodology, common circuits, terminology and processes?

Thanks!

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H2opower posted this 2 weeks ago

Yes, it's what I used to get at the actual science behind Meyer's patents. Just know it is a long process but totally worth it in the end. 

 

When I went to college I had a professor that taught me the true meaning of time in that we are not in control of time one bit but we are in control, most of the time, in what we choose to do with it. He told me, "I hear students saying that class is going to take me too long to go through, not knowing it matters not how long it would take you to get something done but where you are going to be after that time has passed. Will you be as you are having not gained the information that class offered to teach you or will you have the information to use and stand on?"

As the passage of time will happen either way, so the true question is, "When that time comes around where will you be?" This changed my life and I stopped worrying about things I had no control of and focused on doing the best I could with those things I could control as time waits for no man. Thus if you needed to learn something take the time to learn it as that passage of time is going to take place no matter what. 

Hopefully people listen to this thread you made.

Edward

H2opower posted this 16 hours ago

Here is some comedy that teaches this method. Enjoy!

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Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. This idea is not novel. Men have been led to it long ago go by instinct or reason. It has been expressed in many ways, and in many places, in the history of old and new. We find it in the delightful myth of Antheus, who drives power from the earth; we find it among the subtle speculations of one of your splendid mathematicians, and in many hints and statements of thinkers of the present time. Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic? If static, our hopes are in vain; if kinetic - and this we know it is for certain - then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.

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