Symbolising the two "levels" of thinking.

Symbolising the two “levels” of thinking.

Is it correct that an experiment in which one factor is not measurable is not scientific? This is not a rhetorical question – I am looking for an answer.

I ask this because, a couple of nights ago, I had a neoption* that this was so. I suspect, no more, because I cannot remember, that although the experiment may not be scientific it may be true – that science is not the final arbiter.

Now, having written the paragraph immediately above, I am more convinced that although the experiment may not be scientific it may be true.

* neoption  – see Ian’s Dictionary page above.


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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2 Responses to Science.

  1. bert0001 says:

    Psychology is such a science …
    The ‘I’ is not measureable. What we feel is not quantifyable. We can use statisitcs and brain scan to find correlates to whatever it is we research on a psychological level, but the experience of I is not quantifyable.

  2. Ian Gardner says:

    Thanks Bert, but my question relates to this science:
    [mass noun]
    the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

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