INTRODUCTION

A WAY TO LEARN AND TEACH SCIENTIFIC THINKING

Kata are simple, structured routines that you practice deliberately, especially at the beginning, so their pattern becomes a habit and leaves you with new abilities. The word comes from the martial arts, where Kata are used to train combatants in basic building-block moves. But the idea of practicing Kata can be applied in a much broader sense. This practice guide is about practicing a scientific way of working, and, ultimately, thinking, in order to achieve superior results.

No one knows what the world will look like in the future, so one of the most valuable skills you can have is the ability to adapt. Scientific thinking is exactly that. It involves a running comparison between what ...

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