- Can experiments detect differences that matter?
- Does the study show causation or correlation?
- What is the mechanism?
- How much do experiments reflect reality?
- Could anything else explain the results?
The matter is whether research shows causation or correlation is important for our cultural reaction to science. The extremely transparent nature of our culture currently shows how careful we as scientists should be with the presentation of research and ideas. Progress is wonderful and we want people’s reaction to progress to be communicated correctly.
Experiments affecting reality is an incredible concept for scientists to consider when presenting research. It goes hand in hand with the mainstream perception of causation or correlation concept. The results affect our reality and we want to make certain people use the knowledge to empower themselves.