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Science Starts with a Question, Not a Conclusion

Science is the perpetual pursuit of truth . It explores , identifies , investigates and forms models to predict future events . Models are applied to new instances and are tested against their natural environment to ensure that they are valid under similar situations . Science rests on asking questions . If science starts with a conclusion , the entire process of investigation becomes invalid . A person who jumps quickly to a conclusion without appropriate fact finding often does so based on their personal and subjective perspective . The conclusion is more about the investigator ’s personality and goals than it is about truth . The researcher projects their bias into the study and skews the results ; the entire report becomes invalidated. Starting with a question ensures that all possible outcomes are considered as an explanation . The researcher should not selectively accept and reject relevant in