Often, the term "experiment" refers to science, and the goal is to support or to refute some specific concept.
At least two possible results of the observation should be taken into account at the planning of scientific experiment.
Not every experiment (even if it involves a measurement), is scientific.
Any experiment, that allows as confirmation, as rejection of some scientific concept, is qualified as scientific. According to the terminology by Karl Popper, the experiments that do not allow refutation of any scientific concept, should not be called "scientific". In TORI, the refutability is postulated as property of any scientific concept.
Some experiments are dangerous. Due to the observational selection, the results of the dangerous experiments have poor scientific importance: if thousands experimentalists dead, performing some specific dangerous experiment, and one occasionally is alives and successful, the method cannot be considered as scientific tool .
- http://masterdl.livejournal.com/1227096.html Whilde biest. Jul. 20th, 2012 at 1:38 PM.