15 July 2013

Measurement and Discovery

Fishing with grandchildren at a mountain lake in Southern Colorado.
Fishing with grandchildren at a mountain lake in Southern Colorado.

This is my first attempt to add a picture to a post.  I suppose I could watch a You Tube video to learn how to do this correctly, but I enjoy fiddling with buttons to see what they do.  This is  the nature of scientific discovery.  Hypothesize, experiment, and notate  progress.  I read on the Los Alamos website that Enrico Fermi noted, “Regarding the nature of scientific discovery, there are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a measurement.  If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery.”

This morning, I have my first measure.


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Posted July 15, 2013 by pmartinezlopez in category "Landforms", "On Writing