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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? 1323 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 299 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 262 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 234 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 222 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 222 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 221 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 209 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 225 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 209 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 212 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 224 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 241 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 219 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 194 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 216 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 238 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 218 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 205 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 205 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 214 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 210 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 212 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 201 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 198 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 203 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 226 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 199 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 231 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 215 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 205 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 218 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 208 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 200 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 206 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 212 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 204 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 218 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 211 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 208 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 206 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 207 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 217 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 239 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 218 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 220 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 210 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 225 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 211 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 206 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 199 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 212 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 216 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 224 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 187 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 220 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 202 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 199 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 212 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 209 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 236 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 235 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 205 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 205 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 221 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 215 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 213 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 226 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 205 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 226 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 204 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 234 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 216 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 217 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 205 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 197 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 216 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 207 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 214 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 212 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 202 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 221 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 193 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 204 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 207 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 197 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 219 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 195 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 214 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 196 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 197 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 197 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 212 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 188 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 348 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 204 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 191 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 220 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 197 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 212 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 190 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 166 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 180 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 185 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 211 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 204 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 233 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 225 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 209 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 184 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 199 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 187 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 221 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 197 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 196 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 223 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 185 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 187 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 200 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 209 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 280 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 241 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 261 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 204 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 227 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 198 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 231 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 195 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 258 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 206 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 230 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 207 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 219 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 215 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 215 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 222 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 222 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 212 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 212 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 215 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 267 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 239 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 228 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 232 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 209 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 206 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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