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Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and
satisfiability?
© 2010, Intellectual Development Foundation, SUIS

Intellectual Development Foundation


Preface
This piece of writing is a guide which consists of generic scientific questions for
scientific thinkers. These generic questions are based on the properties which allow us
to study anything systematically. The questions which are systematically designed can
guide students to study anything systematically. For teachers, this provides a Simple
Unified Instructional System (SUIS) to guide students to study anything systematically.
For students, this is a scientific thinking supplement to any textbook for any science
course. Teachers can use this to design science instruction, assignments, and tests.
Students can use this to improve their perspective in any domain of science.
Systematic generic scientific thinking skills apply to all sciences. For example,
scientific thinkers are clear as to the purpose at hand and the question at issue. They
question information, conclusions, and points of view. They strive to be accurate,
precise, and relevant. They seek to think beneath the surface, to be logical, and
objective. They apply these skills to their reading and writing as well as to their
speaking and listening. They apply them in professional and personal life.
When this guide is used as a supplement to the science textbook in multiple
courses, students begin to perceive the application of scientific thinking to many
domains in everyday life. And if their instructors provide examples of the application
of scientific thinking to daily life, students begin to see scientific thinking as a tool for
improving the quality of their lives.
If you are a student using this guide, get in the habit of carrying it with you to
every science class. Consult it frequently in analyzing and synthesizing what you are
learning. Aim for deep internalization of the principles you find in this - until using
them becomes second nature.
If successful, this guide will serve faculty, students, and the science program
simultaneously. This work is based on the Simple Unified Instructional System
developed by Intellectual Development Foundation. This piece of writing is not
organized into chapters. Every page illustrates how different things can questioned
exhaustively with systematic generic scientific questions.

Excellence in scientific thinking must be cultivated systematically.

Senthilkumar. S., Sivashanmugam. P.,


Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 3
Nervous system
What properties of nervous system allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of nervous system which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can nervous system exhibit divisibility? Yes. Nervous system has
divisibility and it can be divided into things called the parts of
nervous system.
∙ What are the parts of nervous system?

2. Comparability
Can nervous system exhibit comparability? Yes. Nervous system
has comparability and it can be compared to all the other things.
Anything which cannot be compared to nervous system is neither
different nor similar to nervous system.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to nervous sys-
tem?

3. Connectivity
Can nervous system exhibit connectivity? Yes. Nervous system has
connectivity and it can be connected to all the other things which
hold it.
∙ What is that which cannot connect to nervous system? Hai! You know well about nervous
system, but do you have the
4. Disturbability knowledge to answer the questions
Can nervous system exhibit disturbability? Yes. Nervous system about nervous system?
has disturbability and it can be disturbed (affected) by the things
which can influence it.
∙ What is that which cannot affect nervous system?
5. Reorderability
Can nervous system exhibit reorderability? Yes. Nervous system has reorderability and it can be re-
ordered from one from to its other forms.
∙ What can be the forms of nervous system?

6. Substitutability
Can nervous system exhibit substitutability? Yes. Nervous system has substitutability and it can be
substituted by the things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for nervous system?

7. Satisfiability
Can nervous system exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Nervous system has satisfiability and it can satisfy
those which require it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by nervous system?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 4
Central nervous system
What properties of central nervous system allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of central nervous system which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can central nervous system exhibit divisibility? Yes. Central nerv-
ous system has divisibility and it can be divided into things called
the parts of central nervous system.
∙ What are the parts of central nervous system?
2. Comparability
Can central nervous system exhibit comparability? Yes. Central
nervous system has comparability and it can be compared to all
the other things. Anything which cannot be compared to central
nervous system is neither different nor similar to central nervous
system.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to central
nervous system?
3. Connectivity
Can central nervous system exhibit connectivity? Yes. Central Hai! You know well about central
nervous system has connectivity and it can be connected to all the nervous system, but do you have
other things which hold it. the knowledge to answer the ques-
∙ What is that which cannot connect to central nervous system? tions about central nervous sys-
tem?
4. Disturbability
Can central nervous system exhibit disturbability? Yes. Central nervous system has disturbability
and it can be disturbed (affected) by the things which can influence it.
∙ What is that which cannot affect central nervous system?

5. Reorderability
Can central nervous system exhibit reorderability? Yes. Central nervous system has reorderability
and it can be reordered from one from to its other forms.
∙ What can be the forms of central nervous system?

6. Substitutability
Can central nervous system exhibit substitutability? Yes. Central nervous system has substitutabil-
ity and it can be substituted by the things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for central nervous system?

7. Satisfiability
Can central nervous system exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Central nervous system has satisfiability and
it can satisfy those which require it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by central nervous system?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 5
Peripheral nervous system
What properties of peripheral nervous system allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of peripheral nervous system which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can peripheral nervous system exhibit divisibility? Yes. Peripheral
nervous system has divisibility and it can be divided into things
called the parts of peripheral nervous system.
∙ What are the parts of peripheral nervous system?
2. Comparability
Can peripheral nervous system exhibit comparability? Yes. Periph-
eral nervous system has comparability and it can be compared to
all the other things. Anything which cannot be compared to pe-
ripheral nervous system is neither different nor similar to periph-
eral nervous system.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to peripheral
nervous system?
Hai! You know well about peripher-
3. Connectivity al nervous system, but do you have
Can peripheral nervous system exhibit connectivity? Yes. Peripher- the knowledge to answer the ques-
al nervous system has connectivity and it can be connected to all tions about peripheral nervous sys-
the other things which hold it. tem?

∙ What is that which cannot connect to peripheral nervous system?

4. Disturbability
Can peripheral nervous system exhibit disturbability? Yes. Peripheral nervous system has disturba-
bility and it can be disturbed (affected) by the things which can influence it.
∙ What is that which cannot affect peripheral nervous system?

5. Reorderability
Can peripheral nervous system exhibit reorderability? Yes. Peripheral nervous system has reordera-
bility and it can be reordered from one from to its other forms.
∙ What can be the forms of peripheral nervous system?

6. Substitutability
Can peripheral nervous system exhibit substitutability? Yes. Peripheral nervous system has substi-
tutability and it can be substituted by the things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for peripheral nervous system?

7. Satisfiability
Can peripheral nervous system exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Peripheral nervous system has satisfiabil-
ity and it can satisfy those which require it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by peripheral nervous system?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 6
Brain
What properties of brain allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of brain which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can brain exhibit divisibility? Yes. Brain has divisibility and it can
be divided into things called the parts of brain.
∙ What are the parts of brain?

2. Comparability
Can brain exhibit comparability? Yes. Brain has comparability and
it can be compared to all the other things. Anything which cannot
be compared to brain is neither different nor similar to brain.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to brain?

Hai! You know well about brain,


3. Connectivity but do you have the knowledge to
answer the questions about brain?
Can brain exhibit connectivity? Yes. Brain has connectivity and it
can be connected to all the other things which hold it.
∙ What is that which cannot connect to brain?

4. Disturbability
Can brain exhibit disturbability? Yes. Brain has disturbability and it can be disturbed (affected) by
the things which can influence it.
∙ What is that which cannot affect brain?

5. Reorderability
Can brain exhibit reorderability? Yes. Brain has reorderability and it can be reordered from one
from to its other forms.
∙ What can be the forms of brain?

6. Substitutability
Can brain exhibit substitutability? Yes. Brain has substitutability and it can be substituted by the
things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for brain?

7. Satisfiability
Can brain exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Brain has satisfiability and it can satisfy those which require it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by brain?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 7
Spinal cord
What properties of spinal cord allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of spinal cord which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can spinal cord exhibit divisibility? Yes. Spinal cord has divisibility
and it can be divided into things called the parts of spinal cord.
∙ What are the parts of spinal cord?

2. Comparability
Can spinal cord exhibit comparability? Yes. Spinal cord has com-
parability and it can be compared to all the other things. Anything
which cannot be compared to spinal cord is neither different nor
similar to spinal cord.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to spinal cord?

3. Connectivity
Can spinal cord exhibit connectivity? Yes. Spinal cord has connec-
tivity and it can be connected to all the other things which hold it.
∙ What is that which cannot connect to spinal cord?

4. Disturbability
Can spinal cord exhibit disturbability? Yes. Spinal cord has dis- Hai! You know well about spinal
turbability and it can be disturbed (affected) by the things which cord, but do you have the
can influence it. knowledge to answer the questions
∙ What is that which cannot affect spinal cord? about spinal cord?

5. Reorderability
Can spinal cord exhibit reorderability? Yes. Spinal cord has reorderability and it can be reordered
from one from to its other forms.
∙ What can be the forms of spinal cord?

6. Substitutability
Can spinal cord exhibit substitutability? Yes. Spinal cord has substitutability and it can be substitut-
ed by the things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for spinal cord?

7. Satisfiability
Can spinal cord exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Spinal cord has satisfiability and it can satisfy those which
require it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by spinal cord?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 8
Cerebrum
What properties of cerebrum allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of cerebrum which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can cerebrum exhibit divisibility? Yes. Cerebrum has divisibility
and it can be divided into things called the parts of cerebrum.
∙ What are the parts of cerebrum?

2. Comparability
Can cerebrum exhibit comparability? Yes. Cerebrum has compara-
bility and it can be compared to all the other things. Anything
which cannot be compared to cerebrum is neither different nor
similar to cerebrum.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to cerebrum?
Hai! You know well about cere-
brum, but do you have the
knowledge to answer the questions
3. Connectivity
about cerebrum?
Can cerebrum exhibit connectivity? Yes. Cerebrum has connectivi-
ty and it can be connected to all the other things which hold it.
∙ What is that which cannot connect to cerebrum?

4. Disturbability
Can cerebrum exhibit disturbability? Yes. Cerebrum has disturbability and it can be disturbed
(affected) by the things which can influence it.
∙ What is that which cannot affect cerebrum?

5. Reorderability
Can cerebrum exhibit reorderability? Yes. Cerebrum has reorderability and it can be reordered from
one from to its other forms.
∙ What can be the forms of cerebrum?

6. Substitutability
Can cerebrum exhibit substitutability? Yes. Cerebrum has substitutability and it can be substituted
by the things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for cerebrum?

7. Satisfiability
Can cerebrum exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Cerebrum has satisfiability and it can satisfy those which
require it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by cerebrum?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 9
Cerebellum
What properties of cerebellum allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of cerebellum which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can cerebellum exhibit divisibility? Yes. Cerebellum has divisibility
and it can be divided into things called the parts of cerebellum.
∙ What are the parts of cerebellum?

2. Comparability
Can cerebellum exhibit comparability? Yes. Cerebellum has com-
parability and it can be compared to all the other things. Anything
which cannot be compared to cerebellum is neither different nor
similar to cerebellum.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to cerebellum?

Hai! You know well about cerebel-


3. Connectivity lum, but do you have the knowledge
to answer the questions about cere-
Can cerebellum exhibit connectivity? Yes. Cerebellum has connec-
bellum?
tivity and it can be connected to all the other things which hold it.
∙ What is that which cannot connect to cerebellum?

4. Disturbability
Can cerebellum exhibit disturbability? Yes. Cerebellum has disturbability and it can be disturbed
(affected) by the things which can influence it.
∙ What is that which cannot affect cerebellum?

5. Reorderability
Can cerebellum exhibit reorderability? Yes. Cerebellum has reorderability and it can be reordered
from one from to its other forms.
∙∙ What can be the forms of cerebellum?

6. Substitutability
Can cerebellum exhibit substitutability? Yes. Cerebellum has substitutability and it can be substi-
tuted by the things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for cerebellum?

7. Satisfiability
Can cerebellum exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Cerebellum has satisfiability and it can satisfy those
which require it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by cerebellum?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 10
Neuron
What properties of neuron allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of neuron which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can neuron exhibit divisibility? Yes. Neuron has divisibility and it
can be divided into things called the parts of neuron.
∙ What are the parts of neuron?

2. Comparability
Can neuron exhibit comparability? Yes. Neuron has comparability
and it can be compared to all the other things. Anything which
cannot be compared to neuron is neither different nor similar to
neuron.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to neuron?

Hai! You know well about neuron,


3. Connectivity but do you have the knowledge to
answer the questions about neu-
Can neuron exhibit connectivity? Yes. Neuron has connectivity and
ron?
it can be connected to all the other things which hold it.
∙ What is that which cannot connect to neuron?

4. Disturbability
Can neuron exhibit disturbability? Yes. Neuron has disturbability and it can be disturbed (affected)
by the things which can influence it.
∙ What is that which cannot affect neuron?

5. Reorderability
Can neuron exhibit reorderability? Yes. Neuron has reorderability and it can be reordered from one
from to its other forms.
∙ What can be the forms of neuron?

6. Substitutability
Can neuron exhibit substitutability? Yes. Neuron has substitutability and it can be substituted by
the things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for neuron?

7. Satisfiability
Can neuron exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Neuron has satisfiability and it can satisfy those which re-
quire it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by neuron?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 11
Axon
What properties of axon allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of axon which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can axon exhibit divisibility? Yes. Axon has divisibility and it can
be divided into things called the parts of axon.
∙ What are the parts of axon?

2. Comparability
Can axon exhibit comparability? Yes. Axon has comparability and
it can be compared to all the other things. Anything which cannot
be compared to axon is neither different nor similar to axon.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to axon?

Hai! You know well about axon, but


do you have the knowledge to an-
3. Connectivity swer the questions about axon?
Can axon exhibit connectivity? Yes. Axon has connectivity and it
can be connected to all the other things which hold it.
∙ What is that which cannot connect to axon?

4. Disturbability
Can axon exhibit disturbability? Yes. Axon has disturbability and it can be disturbed (affected) by
the things which can influence it.
∙ What is that which cannot affect axon?

5. Reorderability
Can axon exhibit reorderability? Yes. Axon has reorderability and it can be reordered from one from
to its other forms.
∙ What can be the forms of axon?

6. Substitutability
Can axon exhibit substitutability? Yes. Axon has substitutability and it can be substituted by the
things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for axon?

7. Satisfiability
Can axon exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Axon has satisfiability and it can satisfy those which require it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by axon?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Scientific Questions for Scientific Thinkers 12
Synapse
What properties of synapse allow us to study it systematically?
Listed below are the properties of synapse which allow us to study it systematically.

1. Divisibility
Can synapse exhibit divisibility? Yes. Synapse has divisibility and it
can be divided into things called the parts of synapse.
∙ What are the parts of synapse?

2. Comparability
Can synapse exhibit comparability? Yes. Synapse has comparabil-
ity and it can be compared to all the other things. Anything which
cannot be compared to synapse is neither different nor similar to
synapse.
∙ What is that which is neither different nor similar to synapse?

Hai! You know well about synapse,


3. Connectivity but do you have the knowledge to
answer the questions about syn-
Can synapse exhibit connectivity? Yes. Synapse has connectivity
apse?
and it can be connected to all the other things which hold it.
∙ What is that which cannot connect to synapse?

4. Disturbability
Can synapse exhibit disturbability? Yes. Synapse has disturbability and it can be disturbed
(affected) by the things which can influence it.
∙ What is that which cannot affect synapse?

5. Reorderability
Can synapse exhibit reorderability? Yes. Synapse has reorderability and it can be reordered from
one from to its other forms.
∙ What can be the forms of synapse?

6. Substitutability
Can synapse exhibit substitutability? Yes. Synapse has substitutability and it can be substituted by
the things which qualify to substitute it.
∙ What can substitute for synapse?

7. Satisfiability
Can synapse exhibit satisfiability? Yes. Synapse has satisfiability and it can satisfy those which re-
quire it.
∙ What is that which cannot be satisfied by synapse?

What will you do if no thing has divisibility, comparability,


connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability?
Anything which one can identify has divisibility, comparability,
connectivity, disturbability, reorderability, substitutability, and satisfiability!