Double Helixes and Double Crosses (was: Favorite NON-fiction)

Wed Jan 29 08:01:59 PST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Lias [mailto:anrwlias at hotmail.com] 

> a) Gather Data
> b) Form a hypothesis
> c) Test the hypothesis via experiment
> d) Form a theory based on the results


This differs from what I was taught, in that a) wasn't present.

However, I also think there is a lack of _emphasis_ on the "iterative" nature of the method (e.g. form a hypothesis, test, whoops, unexpected results, NEW hypothesis, test, Hmm. Almost right, new (variant) hypothesis, test, ...)