The Scientific Method Of Science

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In order to evaluate this claim, we must first consider all the implications and knowledge questions raised by this statement. The author states “It is only knowledge produced with difficulty that we truly value.” but how do we determine what even is knowledge and how do we place value on something if there can be different perspective. Nevertheless, I somewhat agree with this statement because our measure of value is determined by our emotions more than logic or reasoning and the difficulty of acquiring that knowledge whether it’s self-knowledge or shared knowledge becomes more meaningful even in failure because it shows us what doesn’t work. However, knowledge doesn’t have to be acquired with difficulty, often times it can come naturally …show more content…

People did not believe Galileo because they could not understand what he was presenting and there wasn’t substantial evidence to prove what he was presenting until years later.
Difficulty does not always determine value, in some cases scientists may be searching for one thing but end up discovering something completely different which can be just as valuable and is accurately described by Isaac Asimov in one of his famous quotes which states: “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny …” This is very common in science and especially in the field of research and development. Last summer, I was working on a research project at Loyola University trying to improve the efficiency of a hydroarylation reaction and trying to make it more sustainable by reducing the waste after the reaction. I remember specifically, my mentor was testing the results of one of our reactions and started laughing because he was so surprised, the molecule reacted the exact opposite of what he expected and still worked in improving the reaction. The knowledge acquired from that experiment was valuable to us and even the tests that failed were also valuable because they revealed what couldn 't work for our experiment. Difficulty does not make something more valuable, because there is not even an actual measurement since we value things differently. While Science follows a very specific process

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