A scientific theory is not a mathematical paradigm. It is a framework that explains natural facts and may predict future observations. A scientific theory may be modified, improved, or rejected. Science is less a collection of theories and more the process that brings either to deny some hypothesis, maintain or accept somehow universal beliefs (or disbeliefs), and create new models that may improve or replace precedent theories. This process cannot be entrusted to common sense, personal experiences or anecdotes (many precepts in physics are indeed counterintuitive), but on a rigorous design, observation and rational to statistical analysis of new experiments. Scientific results are always provisional: scientists rarely proclaim an absolute truth or absolute certainty. Uncertainty is inevitable at the frontiers of knowledge. Notably, this is the definition of the scientific method and what we have written in the above echoes the opinion Marcia McNutt who is the Editor of Science ‘Science is a method for deciding whether what we choose to believe has a basis in the laws of nature or not’. A new discovery, a new theory that explains that discovery and the scientific method itself need observations, verifications and are susceptible of falsification.
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|Titolo:||Optical methods in nano-biotechnology|
BRUNO, LUIGI (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Citazione:||Optical methods in nano-biotechnology / Bruno, Luigi; Gentile, F.. - In: OPTICS AND LASERS IN ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0143-8166. - 76(2016), pp. 1-2.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|