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Science Myths

Choosing to believe the myths and ignore the science can result in adverse consequences, and can be fatal! This is why it is important to promote science and educate people so that they understand science. With this understanding, and an intelligent tool, it will be possible for more people to identify myths and to interpret the meaning of scientific findings. This page explores the myths and the solution.

This could have a big impact in many areas of our lives: health, education, politics, society, business, technology, innovation and the environment.

Page contents:

» Introduction: video

» What is science?

» Myths

» Solution

Introduction: video

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What is science?

Science is our most robust research methodology. The following are fundamental aspects of science:

» Observations and experimentation

» Develop understanding - theories are developed and tested against observations; and

» Validation of theory - it can make accurate predictions across a wide range of scenarios; it has not been shown to be false for any scenario; and it has been confirmed by peers across the relevant scientific community by repeatable experimentation.

Definitions of Science.

What is not science?

Note: This is presented in a new format readable by humans and machines (AI): Concept Reference Model for xIntelligence (CRMxI).

Myths

There are many myths, but remember that choosing to believe the myths and ignore the science can result in adverse consequences, and can be fatal!

Comical science myths
Comical Myths

Science Myths

Note: This is presented in a new format readable by humans and machines (AI): Concept Reference Model for xIntelligence (CRMxI).

Solution

The solution consists of two parts: education; and an intelligent science tool. The left side of the diagram illustrates the education of a prospective user; and the right side shows a user with the science tool.

Education

A simple, interesting, e-learning package allows people to quickly learn about science (e.g. the scientific process). A related e-learning package is also available for those that want to learn how to use the intelligent science tool.

Science tool

The intelligent science tool allows users to input, or reference (via URL), scientific publications. A publication is processed and rated based on various useful criteria. For example: how well the structure of a publication corresponds to that of a typical scientific paper; matches to similar papers on this topic; methodology; results; transparency; conclusions; scope; and relevance.

Depending on the intelligence of the tool, it might be possible to distinguish between science publications, journalistic summaries, and myths. These could be rated on a probability scale: science .. journalism .. myth.

This tool could be powered by conventional algorithms, software, machine learning/AI, and/or crowd sourced intellect (e.g. users that passed the e-learning test).

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