There is no equal in mankind’s quest for knowledge than the tool of science. The Scientific Method has powered our engine of learning since it was unleashed several centuries ago. At that point we finally cast off the shackles of superstition and began using the Method to learn, then start controlling our environment.
The scientific method is merely a way of understanding our surroundings. It involves observation, testing, building hypotheses, testing, and modifying the hypotheses until they accurately represent knowledge. The Method’s power is exercised when these hypotheses are able to make predictions that allow action.