What “Science” really means

The scientific method is not linear, it is circular. The last step leads into the first step just like any step leads into the next step. Completing all steps is the most meritable, but it is possible to start and end anywhere. Each step is a meritable way to reason: All the scientific method really is is the best ways to reason.

All things are either not true or not not true yet, there is no truth or “proving” things, only disproving or a failure to disprove.

(Else it is philosophy, theology, faith, belief and opinion…which still has a valuable place)
  • Observation:
    • See how it is, not how you want it to be
  • Questions
    • Big and small, simple to answer or open-ended
  • Research
    • The internet is at our disposal !
    • Seek to fail to disprove yourself (no confirmation bias)
  • Hypothesis
    • Something testable that can be disproven
  • Experimentation
    • Only test one variable
    • Have a control group that doesn’t change to compare to (if people, they should not know whether they are the control group or not)
    • Have at least 100 trials
    • No bias
    • Measurable data
    • Take and keep notes on everything, including all observations and possible human error
  • Analysis
    • Analyze possible human error
    • Graphs, charts, and general visualization of data (leads to better insights)
    • Try different calculations for new insights
    • Did the experiment disprove the hypothesis? (if not it either starts or adds to a theory, this is what a theory is: failure to disprove)
    • Notes
  • Communication
    • Write-up of the experimentation including notes from experimentation and analysis
    • Report all possible human error
    • A summary and captivating story
    • Charisma, persuasiveness
    • Possible applications

“Throw spaghetti on the wall and see what sticks, then work with what sticks and throw more spaghetti in that direction.”

Language = Understanding

Stand Up To Stigma - Let's talk about MENTAL HEALTH
Stand Up To Stigma - Let's talk about MENTAL HEALTH

You probably use these mental illness terms incorrectly, promoting misunderstanding:

(Correct word choice encourages you and society to understand how our loved ones are suffering invisibly)

  • “Crazy”: denotes a medically diagnosable state that is characterized by being paired with wildness or aggressiveness. A ‘crazy party’ is only that is it was to a point of dangerous or unhealthy concern.
  • “Depressed”: This is not sadness. The brain changes so that everyday tasks are extremely difficult. Suicidal thoughts are often uncontrollable, and managing them takes great skill with professional help. Perspective is not the only tool to improve depression, it is more complex. Medication helps, and starting medication requires experimentation with psychiatric supervision. Everybody works differently and some medication can make it worse, that’s why many people don’t like it before they find medications they will like. It takes persistence with professional help.
  • “Psycho”: This can mean either psychosis or psychopathy. Psychosis is auditory hallucinations, visual hallucinations, paranoia (legitimately convinced), delusion, and denial of diagnosable symptoms.Psychopathy is mainly characterized by the inability to feel remorse after hurting someone physically or emotionally. Psychopaths cannot develop the part of their brain the knows right from wrong like the rest of us learn from our parents when we are children. Psychologically, there is no good in them, and most are good at hiding that. They don’t understand reasons why they can’t get what they want. Most rape cases are from them. 2% of the population are psychopaths. Do not refer to your ex’s as psychopaths unless they match most symptoms that you have researched from reputable sources and multiple sources. Psycho is not good because the lack of specificity promotes misuse and thus misunderstanding.