For your end-of-summer delectation, courtesy of The Scholarly Kitchen, here are two videos about how science is and should be conducted. First up is Cell Theory and the Feuds Behind It:
[Fun video dramatizing the personalities and politics behind cell theory in biology. For more information on the history of science during this era, check out WorldView Software’s World History A, Chapter 25: Nineteenth Century European History.]
Followed by Richard Feynman on the Scientific Method:
[Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman explains how science REALLY works — hint: if you’re looking for absolutes, you won’t find them in science! And it’s important to remember that much of what he says also applies to the social sciences and humanities.]
Both are timely reminders of the importance of the scientific method in this society’s continued well-being, and how fragile our grasp of it remains.