Ancient India produced some of the mostfascinating series of debates on what constitutes the"scientific method":
How does one separate our sensory perceptions fromdreams and hallucinations?
When does an observation of reality becomeaccepted as fact, and as scientific truth?
How should the principles of inductive and deductivelogic be developed and applied?
How does one evaluate a hypothesis for it's scientificmerit? What is a valid inference?
What constitutes a scientific proof?In ancient India theseand other questions wereattacked with an unexpected intellectual vigour.Toda most hilosohers of science aree that: