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  1. The scientific method has several parents.

    Philosophy, and specifically Aristotle, of course, is among them, as having made an indisputable contribution to the development of logic and analytical thinking.

    The second parent of the scientific method is the 17th-century natural philosophers, primarily Galileo and Bacon. The first began an empirical test of Aristotle's ideas about motion. The second authored the New Organon, a treatise on new scientific thinking that laid the foundation for future science.

    The third parent was Christianity, which, first, served as a cradle and soil for knowledge for many centuries, and secondly, had a positive epistemology, to the position that the world is knowable and must be known, that it is a creation of God, through which we can know the creator, and that God, being good, would not hide the truth about the world from us.

  2. The whole scientific method boils down to experimental verification. And the very course of thoughts and actions leading to a scientific discovery is not strictly regulated.

  3. It may not be possible to speak at all of the “scientific method” as an already accomplished and finished work, perhaps we can say that the ” scientific method “(it probably doesn't sound very nice) is being developed, but the development is not yet complete.�

    And so, in the Stone Age, people, too, after all, by scientific methods – experiments, practices, theories (assumptions), for example, learned to use fire.

  4. Um, no, I don't agree. Positivism, empiricism, and so on are just methods of interpreting what people get through scientific / unscientific knowledge. They help you build your own explanation of the facts you've discovered. Creationists and materialists use the same scientific experiences in their arguments, but they explain them differently, and this is the key difference. For many centuries, the same priests successfully engaged in scientific activities, because they believed that they were studying the world of God. And nothing bothered them. It is now customary to distinguish between science and the church. The scientific method was formed through trial and error, it is a public domain, and a huge number of people of all times and peoples have had a hand in it.

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