In fact, many products, services, and technologies that you use in your daily life are the result of people applying the scientific method to solve great challenges, or find solutions to specific needs:
How could we…? What if…? Is there a way to…?
Here is an example of the five steps of the scientific method:
- Ask yourself questions
Leonard and Sheldon observe that Howard uses any topic of conversation to remind them that he has gone into space.
- Make a hypothesis
“No matter what topic Howard talks about, he will always end up talking about his journey into space.”
They choose two topics that, in principle, are not even remotely related to the trip to space; and they ask Howard where they can go to dinner and what his opinions about lemons are.
- Analyze the results
Howard answers both questions by talking about his trip into space.
- Draw a conclusion
Leonard and Sheldon’s hypothesis is true: No matter what the topic of the conversation is, Howard always ends up talking about his journey into space.
Like scientists, you too must question the causes behind what you observe, and reach conclusions based on evidence rather than intuition or belief. Being open to making new decisions or considering new alternatives will allow you to adapt and face any situation.
And you, do you question things?