Friday, September 10, 2010
The Scientific Method: Monty Python Holy Grail Style
The Scientific Method
Problem/Research/Hypothesis/Test Hypothesis/Data Analysis/Conclusion/Retest
Is she a witch? (Prove it!)
-The way she’s dressed (even though they mention that they “helped” her in this area, which invalidates anything going forward).
-“She turned me into a Newt.” (I got better.)
"If she weighs the same as a duck, then she’s made of wood, therefore SHE’S A WITCH!"
Test the Hypothesis:
-What can you do with wood?
-Build bridges with it
-See if it floats on water
-What other things float on water?
Resolution - medieval scale (kind of a jacked-up device, if you ask ME!)
The-eyeball-o-meter, but REALLY, from this crowd?
She's a witch (definitely NOT!)
Well, with the combined IQ of this crowd not getting above 30, do you think retesting the hypothesis would actually occur to them?