I am a newbie here, this is my first post. I found this site just a couple of days ago, and since then, I've been browsing here and there and seeing what there is to see. I've noticed a number of threads, as have many of you i'm sure, whose authors don't really seem to understand what science is. I am not a scientist, merely a scientifically minded person, largely self-educated, so am not an expert on exactly what science is. But isn't the main prerequisite the use of scientific method? This thread which attempts to elucidate the difference between science and pseudoscience doesn't define the scientific method, unless I missed it and I apologize if I did. It's been a while since high school science class, so I can't fully define the scientific method, claim, test, hypotheses, test, etc, but I am sure that others here do know it by heart. I think it should be listed, and maybe in a new thread or in an edit to the first post of this thread so as not to bury it amid a hundred other posts. The previous post mentions methods (plural) in it's definition of science. Are there other methods other than what I always thought of as THE scientific method? Please educate me.