Posted: Oct 09, 2019 9:06 am
by Spearthrower
Hermit wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:
Observation comes first. Understanding cannot come first. Understanding comes as a result of meticulous, methodological observation.

Indeed. Where do you think this sentence places observation?
Hermit wrote:What makes science science is the process of making broad generalisations from specific observations.

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The thing is that it is rarely those who make hypotheses that have collected all that data; it's usually their PhD students! ;)