Single Idea 22172

[catalogued under 14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 3. Experiment]

Full Idea

Not all sciences are experimental - astronomers obviously cannot do experiments on the heavens, but have to content themselves with careful observation instead.

Gist of Idea

Not all sciences are experimental; astronomy relies on careful observation


Samir Okasha (Philosophy of Science: Very Short Intro (2nd ed) [2016], 1)

Book Reference

Okasha,Samir: 'Philosophy of Science: very short intro (2nd ed)' [OUP 2016], p.2

A Reaction

Biology too. Psychology tries hard to be experimental, but I doubt whether the main theories emerge from experiments.