Scientific thinking is really not casual, though you may discover things you want to subject to scientific rigor by casual thinking and observation. My husband who has a much more disciplined mind and is much more comfortable with scientific rigor posed some questions about my last blog post. I've responded to them below. His comments and questions are in regular type, my answers are in italics. Please feel free to join the discussion!
Not everyone knows what GMO stands for, GMO stands for genetically modified organism.In paragraph 1 you say HMO. Should that be GMO? It definitely should be GMO. I tried to correct this several times, but it turned up again and again as HMO. I gave up.
"It leads to testable predictions" this is very important and to me it seems you don't emphasize it enough. I will emphasize it here. Scientific discoveries and conclusions MUST BE VERIFIED AND VERIFIABLE. Thus, if you claim to have demonstrated that the earth goes around the sun, other people must be able to verify the same thing. If you claim that GMOs cause disease, you must be able to give your own evidence and people whom you don't know must be able to also provide testable predictions. ASSERTION is NOT credible evidence. You should not believe something because six, sixty or six hundred people insist without testable predictions that it is. Similarly, you should not believe the results of poorly constructed experiments just because their designers claim they are experiments.
"For instance, if all organisms are made of cells and humans are made of cells, then humans are organisms."
If all dogs have 4 legs and deer have 4 legs, then deer are dogs. Maybe a better example would be "Only living things are made of cells. Humans are made of cells so humans are living organisms?