The Rules of Strong Inference:
Strong Inference is a method for looking at scientific problems by
to disprove hypotheses and accepting the hypotheses that can not be
Using Strong Inference entails following these rules (from an article
John Platt, 1964):
1. Devise multiple hypotheses.
2. Design experiment(s) to eliminate one or more of the
3. Carry out the experiments in a manner that gives a clean
4. Repeat. Refine hypotheses.