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Posted Date: 06/20/2022

One. Hypothesis-based thinking

The ability to think scientifically, the ability to solve problems within an organization, and the ability of Sherlock Holmes to solve events are all other words for the correct thinking process.

When a new phenomenon is observed in the real world, the scientist does not try to discover additional case data. The reason that a new phenomenon has occurred is because it is already a fact. Instead of collecting additional data, scientists start thinking from there. This "thinking" of a scientist is one of the powerful tools utilized in physics. This is called the Gedanken experiment, or thought experiment. This is an experiment that I just thought of in my head, but never done in reality.

What is the cause of the observed phenomenon?

Thinking, thinking, thinking, and repeating thought experiments in your head. Finally, infer the most probable cause. It is the creation of a cause 'hypothesis'. And if the cause he inferred is correct, he tries to find it because another result from it will surely exist in the real world.

If another result that is sure to occur from the cause he predicted and inferred is observed in the real world, the cause (hypothesis) he deduced is named a theory, and if it is not observed, discard the first hypothesis and infer a new cause (hypothesis) repeat the process of doing it.

Scientific thinking

It is the result of this thought process that Heli predicted that comets would come, Maxwell predicted electromagnetic waves, and Einstein predicted that light would be bent due to the gravitational effect.

How does this apply only to science? How should this be the exclusive domain of scientists? The numerous incidents that occur in the business field, as well as the problems and challenges to be solved, seem to be no different. It is simply the absence of such a thought process.

The story related to the so-called photon hypothesis, which awarded Einstein the Nobel Prize in Physics, is a suitable case to show the whole of this correct thought process. Scientific, Sherlock Holmes-style, mathematical thinking is typically shown. This is the story of Einstein brilliantly solving a new phenomenon that was neither explained nor understood by science observed from the photoelectric effect experiment and the study of blackbody radiation. Through Einstein's case, we also confirm that the scientific thinking process, the Sherlock Holmes' thinking process, and the mathematical thinking process are the same.