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The Scientific Method

This book focuses on the things that we have learned from the scientific method. The author borrows important and solidly established facts from all sorts of different sciences, ranging from biology to optical sciences to cosmology. These observations are all used to demonstrate the idea that science is by far a better tool for understanding the universe, because science, unlike mythology or the belief in magic, allows humankind to predict events and control our environment. Whenever humans engage in experiments or observations grounded in the scientific method, we gain a greater understanding of the world, and things that were once explained by myths (which, further argues the author, never actually explained anything in the first place) suddenly have a more powerful and coherent explanation. These discoveries are carefully related to one another. This fact is demonstrated to the reader through the progression of chapters that proceed...

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