What is "good science?"
Hello Dreambirdie, Dr. Yes, Kim et al (<- sc.!!;)
What an excellent question Dreambirdie! I spend a lot of time and trouble on that question/those issues:
Here is at least a reference that outlines rational answers, approaches, methods, and findings as regards What is "good science?":
You may ask: Didn't I write science?! I answer: It's mostly philosophy of science and a fine very readable introduction to and exposition of fundamental physics (Toralda di Franca).
It's a lot of text, not really written for brains hindered by ME, but what I found very good in 40+ years of serious reading concerned with What is "good science?" - and "science" means "knowledge", as y'all ken, and you are quite right probability plays a key role in the search for knowledge, Dreambirdie.
Dear Dr. Yes: You made me laugh out loud, and OF COURSE I join The Choir led by my Choir Mistress Kim:
Lesson One: Repeat after me - (ECHO-effects, Beethoven's 5th) "DIE YOU LITTLE BASTARD, DIE!!"
Delicious! Relaxing! Invigorating! And indeed: I warrant, scientifically and all, my good pastor that you speak truly you are perfectly sane. Iff I am, that is, logically speaking, so there...
Dear Kim: I am sorry if I indulged too fondly in anagrams and I hope your hammock still satisfies. I'd come and gently rock it, if Our Pastor wasn't much closer to you, physically speaking, that is. (Didn't I write some PMs to my good Pastor (Church) and kind Mistress (Choir) about that...?)
Do you know why his trousers were hinched so high in that fine portrait of him out hunting, "in a style that resembles something out of "Blood Sport" ", though very stylishly indeed but for those trousers (and what has Dr. Yes got to hide, one asks, somewhat astonished, in such trousers?).
Maarten (pretty tired after summarizing some evidence on SW, that already sent Jorge Borges of all people by EM to me!)
P.S. If I speak in riddles, I speak in riddles (he said with perfect logical truth). But the ten books are really good, though a LOT of text.