The best thing about science is you learn from testing. Going though the thought process and reasoning, "if this happens then this should happen...". Well, I think this way often. One particular instance involved green peppers.
Now I loved green peppers so much growing up that I got grounded for eating all the green peppers in my grandmother's neighbor's garden. How did they know it was me? Well, I would leave a little pile of seeds and stems around the back row where I slithered in and that always occurred when I was at her house.
About 15 years ago, I just couldn't imagine a person not liking green peppers. They were crispy, tangy, watery, and wholesome! Then I met my husband (then boyfriend). He didn't like them but I was for sure it's because he hadn't tasted them. So I pursued my experiment using the scientific method.
Green Pepper Experiment
Formulated question: Does he really not like green peppers?
Hypothesis: Surely he likes them but just didn't know it yet.
Prediction: If he tasted it, he would like them.
*Test: During a time where my boyfriend (now husband) had a cell graph of cells from one eye to the other (a surgery needed as a result of an unfortunate firework eye injury) which left him blind for about a week, I had taken him to a sandwich shop for lunch. He got a meatball sub and I got a turkey with, of course, green peppers were among the veggies.
As we were sitting there eating, I thought it would be a great time to test my hypothesis. So when he was in between bites, I placed a green pepper sliver on the area he would take his next bite. I waited patiently and when the next bite came, I just knew he would really like it!!! Now please note, I had no premeditated intentions of testing my hypothesis in this manner. The opportunity just presented itself.
Analysis: Well, he gagged with the bite containing the green pepper so my hypothesis null. He truly didn't like them and he knew it. I felt really bad but I did chuckle a little only because he's really funny by nature and his reaction was priceless. I know, I'm surprised he stayed with me after that too.
*Caution, don't try this on anyone. Guilt and shame will follow.
Until tomorrow, kindest blogging wishes!!!