The nature of observation

In my elementary science methods course we began talking about how science works. We investigated some “tubes” that I’ll likely write about later, but one of our discussions today focused on how scientists’ observations are not as objective as many would think & that inferences & observations are so tied up in prior thinking that two scientists could look at the same event & make different interpretations. The diagram that came out of our discussion is below. By no
means is this the best diagram, but it was generated during our discussion & may be of some use.

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