This is the second article of a two-part interview with Dr. Brian Jones. Dr. Jones has a PhD in exercise science and is a full-time professor at the University of Louisville where he teaches both undergrad and graduate courses. He approaches his classes from a scientific standpoint with an emphasis on critical thinking.
In a nutshell, what is science? Does science really prove anything?
Science is a process. It is a system for evaluating information based on formulating a hypothesis, carefully testing that hypothesis through data collection and analysis, and revising the hypothesis. If the hypothesis withstands the researcher’s attempt to falsify it then it tentatively stands supported by the research. Nothing in science is ever truly “proven” correct. Scientific fact represents the hypothesis and/or theory which currently has the most supporting evidence and allows us to most accurately predict what will occur in the real world.
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