Chapter 13: Scientific Reasoning • Science is regarded as one of the greatest achievements of human beings, alongside art, music, and literature. Technology is a product of science, and it has a huge impact on our lives. But the core of the scientific methodology is hypothesis testing, an essential part of critical thinking. • Hypothesis testing is a matter of gathering evidence to select the best hypothesis. Hypothesis testing is not just for scientists: in any type of career, we have to solve problems, and hypothesis testing helps us find the best solutions to our problems. • Suppose your mobile phone is not working . Is the battery dead or is the phone broken ? You try to recharge it to see if it works. If it does the phone wasn't broken. This is hypothesis testing. • Or think about how to improve your health . What should you eat and what exercises should you do ? You need to gather information and evaluate different theories before c
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