Nature of Physics

Just a reminder from today, you were to answer the following questions (HINT: Think of the Steps) and think about the quote below from Feynman.
1. How could the steps of the scientific method be applied to fixing a bicycle?

2. How might you apply the scientific method to choose which college to attend?

Richard Feynman“When I was younger, I thought science would make good things for everybody. It was obviously useful; it was good. During the war I worked on the atomic bomb. This result of science was obviously a very serious matter: It represented the destruction of people.
…After the war I was very worried about the bomb. I didn’t know what the future was going to look like, and I certainly wasn’t anywhere near sure that we would last until now. Therefore one question was: is there some evil involved in science?
Put another way, what is the value of the science I had dedicated myself to—the thing I loved—when I saw what terrible things it could do? It was a question I had to answer.” – Richard Feynman

Atomic Bomb

The Scientific Method

The following video goes over the scientific method. Remember what we talked about at the beginning of the year regarding what is science (The acronym: CONPTT)

The following is a link to a video that shows how the scientific method is used in the “real” world.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/expose/2007/07/the-scientific-method.html

The following is a video by They Might Be Giants relating to the scientific method – more for fun than anything else.

The following is a clip from Monty Python’s Holy Grail that shows poor use of the scientific method – again more fun.