I plan for this thread provide illustrations of how science works. I ask that any additional posts to this thread be made brief; to the point wrt the process(es) of observation, discovery, hypotheses, formulation of theory, experimentation, publication, or your views on the process itself.
The “simple to advanced” aspect to these posts gives us leeway in attempting to appeal to various levels of expertise in our audience. I.e., the primary motivation right now is to broaden the audience, perhaps to even outside of AZ.
Nice video on Darwin’s work. Inspired me to look up “gemmule” (which is defined differently today), which in turn led me to the similar topic “endospore“… developmental biology concepts not known yet in Darwin’s times.