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Role of the Method in Science

Author:

Semikov, S. A.

Category:

Journal Reprints

Sub-Category:

Miscellaneous

Language:

English

Date Published:

February 2009

Downloads:

52

Keywords:

Occam's razor, MMX, ether, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Sherlock Holmes, Mathematical formalism, Bohr's quantization, Newton, Tsiolkovsky

Filename:

Semikov_Method in Science[trans]_27Feb(2009)1-5.pdf

Publication:

REPORT: On the Day of Science in the NRL Museum

Comments:

Translated to English with Google Translate by Thomas E. Miles

Abstract:

Many scientists believed that the correct method of research plays the main role in the development of science - some general principles that make it possible to adequately establish the relationship of natural phenomena, to find their fundamental principles, in other words, to discover the laws of the world, the truth. There are dozens of people who have made important discoveries and lived in different countries at different times. The only thing that united them was their thinking style. The discoverer was invariably the one who found the correct method of research. Therefore, scientists who understood the system, having made one important discovery, as a rule, continued to make discoveries, often in different, independent areas. Such universal scientists as Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo, Newton, Lomonosov, Tsiolkovsky were called geniuses, versatile gifted people. However, the secret of their success was not so much in personal properties, but in a method equally well applicable in various branches of science (astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology), in invention and even in art. After all, science and art are essentially engaged in the same thing: the search for the relationship of phenomena (in science), sounds (in music), colors and forms (in painting) - the search for harmony, truth. And the proper method was the sure compass in this quest.

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