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    "To my mind, philosophers put the cart before the horse when they say that science constructs a world by sorting out what the experiences of different people have in common. On the contrary, the practice of science supposes the existence of a real and a common world, and assumes that its impact on each individual who is part of it is modified by him in a way which constitutes his personal experience.

    We do not construct the world from our experiences; we are aware of the world in our experiences. Science is a language for talking not about experience but about the world.

    Science is a way of ordering events; its search is for laws on which to base the single predictions. Science is systematic in method because it seeks a system of prediction. The aim of science is to order the particular example by articulating it on a skeleton of general law."

    The Common Sense of Science, J. Bronowski

The focus of our work so far are not been directed by research questions which lead to the explanatory side of science. Instead, the work has been designed to help create a context, a deeper understanding of tardigardes. What they are, where they live and what species live where, are all questions that focus and improve our observations. Better observations will lead to questions from which research can emerge. The conclusions you make based on your work so far should answer the focus questions posed by the study. They are also your ticket to the explanatory part of science. As you reflect on your experience so far, you will begin to have models of how tardigardes operate in the natural world. Research questions emerge that allow us to test these models.

To continue your work, you may want some guidence from Dr. Miller developing your own research. The discussion area is a good place to talk with him about your work. You can also proceed to Guided Research, if you would like work thourgh a research project that has already been design or On my Own if you want to do your work independently and Publish your work when you are ready to share with the KanCRN community.

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