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Blog Series: Empirical evidence – The search for the „Why?

26. Juli 2019

The last two blog posts take up our thoughts on the subject of "evidence". We are often concerned with how we can prove our technology in order to reduce skepticism. We have decided to deal openly with it, to allow all doubts to be discussed and then to convince with good results. We bring the "proof" for the effect of our technology individually on site with you or other customers.
The motto is: even if I don't understand how something works, I can still be convinced of the result.

Blog series: Previously unproven phenomena

I am sure that each of us uses an object or a device that we do not fully understand. For some it is the car, for others the Internet, the television or electricity from the socket.
With this in mind, I would like to launch a new blog series that takes up three phenomena that we generally accept as given. We do not question them further, although we do not understand why they work and we cannot prove them. Only tests in reality, i.e. empiricism, provide the same results again and again and thus provide evidence. Meaning that research does question these phenomena, but I personally question them less.

What is exactly a theory?

Figuratively speaking, one takes everything one knows and tries to derive certain laws from it. In the beginning there is the realization that a certain behavior or a certain state always causes the same reaction. In the second step, an attempt is made to explain the reason for the connection. So the cause is investigated.
Occasionally it is useful to present the findings as a picture so that more people can imagine what it is all about. An example is the Bohr atomic model in which the atomic nucleus and electrons of different substances are depicted. For example, such pictures or models were also created to explain light, electricity and magnetism. Roughly speaking, these models together with the laws derived from them form a theory.

If new insights are added, theories can be changed, expanded or narrowed. Occasionally they are also replaced by a completely new theory, one speaks then of a paradigm change.

Why do we need theories?

Our daily life, nature and its processes bring new cases to light every day. It is not possible to scientifically test every process. Theories and models thus serve to classify and quickly understand new case studies. So we try to understand the logic behind a process and thus derive explanations for each further case.

What's that got to do with Merus?

When we explain how our water treatment works, we use a vibration model. All our results can be explained on an atomic or molecular basis with their oscillations. By understanding this logic, we are able to advise different customers with different applications.

Our theory is supported by every single installation we have studied over the past 25 years. This proves the hypothesis that our Merus ring is effective against deposits, corrosion and biofouling. At the same time, we refute the assumption that the technology is not working. This means that even if our technology is partly a trade secret and partly unexplored, the results prove its effectiveness.

Tags: Empirical FAQ Philosophy SmallButNice

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