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Susan,

I really don't know what you're talking about with this distinction--and I haven't found it in published experimental scientific studies--or doctoral dissertations.

I have seen "theory" used without direct connection to experimental data many times. In this more informal sense, one could have a theory of almost anything.

Maybe that's where your distinctions are coming from.

Ray

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Free will or not? 1191 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 239 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 203 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 186 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 177 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 175 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 179 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 166 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 180 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 159 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 161 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 179 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 181 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 175 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 155 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 162 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 173 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 167 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 156 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 163 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 162 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 167 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 167 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 161 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 158 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 158 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 169 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 150 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 170 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 160 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 157 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 158 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 158 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 158 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 167 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 166 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 161 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 172 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 167 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 161 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 163 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 162 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 162 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 190 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 172 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 165 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 163 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 163 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 162 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 164 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 154 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 157 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 163 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 156 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 145 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 169 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 158 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 158 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 168 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 167 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 190 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 188 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 147 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 156 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 160 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 156 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 162 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 163 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 150 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 179 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 151 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 177 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 169 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 165 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 160 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 154 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 166 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 156 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 170 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 171 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 150 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 169 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 152 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 150 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 156 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 148 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 147 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 146 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 160 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 157 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 148 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 152 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 161 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 148 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 290 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 166 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 150 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 161 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 153 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 166 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 142 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 131 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 140 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 145 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 170 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 164 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 181 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 156 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 167 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 148 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 156 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 148 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 168 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 155 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 156 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 171 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 147 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 147 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 160 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 161 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 189 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 188 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 177 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 159 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 176 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 161 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 176 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 154 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 171 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 158 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 184 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 169 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 173 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 172 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 169 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 175 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 179 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 166 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 167 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 175 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 198 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 195 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 185 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 192 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 156 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 161 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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