In its simplest form, the scientific method can be thought of as learning from our mistakes and trying to correct them. True scientists try to think rationally, never adopt dogmatic opinions and are always willing to listen to opposing views. They never claim to know the absolute truth but are relentless in their search for it.

In this timely book, the author describes the fundamentals of critical scientific thinking. The book further examines the correct use of the scientific method and how to apply it to current events and scientific topics to obtain honest assessments. Current controversies discussed include climate change and COVID-related lockdowns.

Additional Features include:

  • Demonstrates the use of the scientific method to assist with objective analysis of issues
  • Addresses that induction plays a role but the true method for advancing knowledge is hypothesis-deduction
  • Explores current hot topics within the framework of the scientific method
  • Outlines common misunderstandings of the scientific method

Applying the Scientific Method to Learn from Mistakes and Approach Truth is approachable enough for the general public and recommended for university and advanced high school science educators and their students.

chapter Chapter One|19 pages

The Importance of Building Resilience

chapter Chapter Two|13 pages

Scientific Thinking and How It Can Be Applied

chapter Chapter Three|12 pages

Our Failing Education System

chapter Chapter Four|14 pages

How Political Debate Should Work in a Democracy

chapter Chapter Five|6 pages

Fairness and Equality

chapter Chapter Six|9 pages

Education, Schooling, and the Curriculum

chapter Chapter Seven|19 pages

Where Have We Been Going Wrong in Our Society?

chapter Chapter Eight|14 pages

How Do We Fix What Has Been Going Wrong?

chapter Chapter Nine|3 pages

Summary and Hopes for the Future

chapter Chapter Ten|6 pages

What Are Some of the Mistakes and Can They Be Corrected?