We communicate and help each other. We also convey
our experiences to each other. Then we tell about
things we have observed and about hypotheses that we have created from the observations.
Unfortunately, errors may be present in our stories.
We may have been mistaken during the observation, interpretation or conclusion.
Or we may even have been telling lies.
We have gradually realized that if we follow certain rules during
our storytelling, we reduce the risk of such errors. Our rules are called a scientific method.
The narratives that follow a scientific method become easy
to scrutinize. The stories and the reviews of
them together form what we call science.
Stories according to our scientific method are developed when new or complementary observations or hypotheses are added. Hence science becomes
anti-dogmatic and anti-authoritative.