July 15 2013
Measurement and Discovery
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.