Sigh. The point was that he is is taking notes. You're argument was that he was NOT taking notes. It is not a valid argument that since he took notes in the eyebook during a meeting that he is NOT using the eyebook to take notes elsewhere. You do realize that the klogs are written in the eyebook right? He's recording everything he can and evaluating everything.
I know that. However, science is about recording accurate results. That's the point. We haven't seen any sign he cares about that.
Of course the scientific method is more than just tests.
1. Define the question
2. Gather information and resources (observe)
3. Form hypothesis
4. Perform experiment and collect data
5. Analyze data
6. Interpret data and draw conclusions that serve as a starting point for new hypothesis
7. Publish results
8. Retest (frequently done by other scientists)
Scientific method. Parson goes about defining questions, gathering information and resources. Then he forms a hypothesis. Then he experiments and collects data. Then he analyzes the data. Then he interprets the data and draws conclusions from it. He publishes the results to his underlings, obviously not to the competition. We are about to see some re-tests of all those experiments pretty soon.
1. Can Parson ride a dwagon. Not a scientific question. What would be scientific would be, what is the maximum that a dwagon could carry in pounds. What is the maximum a dwagon could carry could have revolutionary impacts. Perhaps a heavy could ride if they dumped some of their armour. Perhaps an unplated dwagon can carry more? Perhaps the big red could carry him?
2. Observation, no. Didn't do. Didn't weigh himself, did see the rough weight of some riders. As such, results not accurate. Had no evidence as to what would happen.
3. No hypothesis. "Let's see what happens if I do this.
4. Did that.
5. Did he analyse it? Not really. He used no tools to refine his understanding of what happened.
6. No data to make new hypothesis from. He doesn't know why the dwagon couldn't take his weight.
7. He did that.
8. Not possible, others don't have his weight. Didn't retest himself.
It's the difference between science and trial and error. Science tells you that if you take a drug, there's x percent chance you'll survive, and if you don't take it, there's y chance you'll survive. If x is bigger than y, hurrah. Trial and error tells you that when you did it that time, you got the result you wanted. Science needs maths. His bracelet is more scientific, but through magic.
Also, to be useful, science has to account for the facts of the situation you're trying to solve. In the flash mob case, he didn't test it against a dittomancer. It will require his intuition to adapt the solution, based on his knowledge of battles, and his reason and ideas, which isn't that scientific.