What has been discovered through observation alone?
I could go on and on - but want you to reflect on the idea of what we have been doing, and the purpose of observing for a while, before conclusions... before doing... incubation.
just the seeds of something for next week - but to start thinking about this week
TAKEN FROM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observation
"Observation is either an activity of a living being (such as a human), consisting of receiving knowledge of the outside world through the senses, or the recording of data using scientific instrument. The term may also refer to any data collected during this activity. An observation can also be the way you look at things or when you look at something. -
Observation in science
The scientific method requires observations of nature to formulate and test hypotheses. It consists of these steps:
- Asking a question about a natural phenomenon
- Making observations of the phenomenon
- Hypothesizing an explanation for the phenomenon
- Predicting a logical consequence of the hypothesis
- Testing the hypothesis by an experiment, an observational study, or a field study
- Creating a conclusion with data gathered in the experiment"
noun \ˌäb-sər-ˈvā-shən, -zər-\
Definition of OBSERVATION
a : an act or instance of observing a custom, rule, or law b : observance 3
a : an act of recognizing and noting a fact or occurrence often involving measurement with instruments <weather observations> b : a record or description so obtained
obsolete : attentive care : heed
: the condition of one that is observed <under observation at the hospital>