A few things worth highlighting:
The previous version contained included “Observation” defined as “an observed phenomena in the natural world cf “data” an observation resulting from an experiment.” While I still think the concept is valid (people observe things in the natural world and wonder why its like that) the term caused confusion – it wasn’t clear that that sort of observation was different from experimental observations. So now have two concepts:
- Noticings – which replaces the previous “Observations” i.e. is an observed phenomena in the natural world;
- Observations – which are experimental observations.
We’ve expanded out the agent role a bit to include “Collaborations” which hopefully allows for the modeling of research projects such as the LHC, the Human Genome Project and the like.
And finally we’ve fleshed out the paper, peer review stuff.
What do you think?