Hypothesis! is a new series of articles dealing with science in Second Life. They are written by Deepthinker Oh (call me Deepy), who is just off a nearly decade long stint at Maniera SL magazine where she was the managing editor. She has presented at the Science Circle and some of her favorite discussions were: The Monty Hall Problem, Neutrinos and Why the Earth Was Flat, Why is Learning Math So Hard?, The Black Swan: Probability and Human Decision Making, and Perception and the Limits of Reality.
The name – Hypothesis! – was chosen because hypotheses are integral to every field of science. As scientists, we discover new truths by testing our assumptions until we find the assumption that seems most probable.
As Sherlock Holmes said, “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
Hypotheses serve as way-finders on the path. I shall use the notion of the hypothesis to inform our explorations of science activities and scientists here in Second Life.
This first little introduction was published on May 1st and you may expect new articles on the 15th and the 1st of each month.