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Who Invented the Scientific Method?

The question of who invented the scientific method is extremely difficult to answer, simply because it is difficult to pin down exactly where it started.

By: Marty Shuttleworth

Source: https://explorable.com/

The scientific method evolved over time, with some of history’s greatest and most influential minds adding to and refining the process.

Whilst many point to Aristotle and the Greek philosophers as the prime movers behind the development of the scientific method, this is too much of a leap.

Whilst the Greeks were the first Western civilization to adopt observation andmeasurement as part of learning about the world, there was not enough structure to call it the scientific method.

It is fair to say that Aristotle was the founder of empirical science, but the development of a scientific process resembling the modern method was developed by Muslim scholars, during the Golden age of Islam, and refined by the enlightenment scientist-philosophers.

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