Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Blondlot and N-rays Article Reflection
In relation of the N-Rays, the scientists were trying to prove the existence of this new found radiation. However in science you cannot prove anything, you can only disprove it, and this is is why their observations were skewed because they were trying to see what they wanted to see to support their theory. Perception doesn’t always have to do with the tangible things we see but also how our mind can alter them or trick us into thinking we see what we want to see. Perception can also be biased and perhaps trying to favour another, like a social cognitive response. The prism was the thing that affected people's perception of the prism. The assistant who was certain that he couldn't’ see the N-rays based what he expected to see with what he saw when Wood “removed” the prism.