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Interesting - thank you. I can see that there are philosophical blurrings of science! However, let us hope that scientists keep their feet firmly on the ground and do not get too carried away by phillosophical thinking!

Could you give an example of one of the anomalies you refer to? Thanks.

Susan

drrayeye Wrote:
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> Susan,
>
> I agree that science has recently relied greatly
> on what you call "the scientific method"--the
> hypothetical-deductive approach for testing and
> improving scientific theories. One problem has
> been that using this approach for testing
> scientific theories has trapped us into proven
> anomalies of natural laws that we no longer
> understand. We've separated ourselves into
> theoretical and empirical scientists--and only the
> empirical scientists practice this
> hypothetical-deductive testing approach on a
> regular basis.
>
> Theoretical physicists use alternative approaches
> to develop scientific theories for others to test.
> A good example was Dr. Richard Feynman, who spent
> much of his life trying to apply insights he found
> in art to new theories of science. He sat on the
> floor of his apartment, imagining ants navigating
> through his thick carpet, and tried to apply that
> type of thinking to quanta of information
> traveling though a wire. It's often referred to
> as "blue sky thinking."
>
> For some time now, our blue sky thinking has not
> kept up with our ability to detect scientific
> anomalies we can't explain--like the mysteries of
> quantum mechanics. We're more and more uncovering
> empirical facts that don't make much sense. The
> established theory is clearly wrong--but we don't
> know how to fix it. A good example in quantum
> theory is particle/wave dualism.
>
> That's what's been converting many experimental
> scientists into philosophers.
>
> Ray

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Subject Views Written By Posted
Methods 1599 Susan Doris 16-Dec-18 12:35
Re: Methods 222 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-18 15:34
Re: Methods 200 Susan Doris 16-Dec-18 16:39
Re: Methods 228 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-18 18:15
Re: Methods 197 Itatw70s 16-Dec-18 23:59
Re: Methods 210 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 06:29
Re: Methods 213 Eddie Larry 17-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Methods 199 drrayeye 17-Dec-18 08:08
Re: Methods 198 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 08:37
Re: Methods 202 greengirl5 17-Dec-18 09:04
Re: Methods 206 Enigcom 17-Dec-18 12:13
An example 198 drrayeye 17-Dec-18 15:55
Re: An example 204 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: An example 194 Itatw70s 17-Dec-18 17:57
Re: An example 196 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 07:59
If we accept academic standards, 201 drrayeye 18-Dec-18 13:28
Re: If we accept academic standards, 208 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 15:19
Re: If we accept academic standards, 190 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 16:31
Re: If we accept academic standards, 201 Enigcom 18-Dec-18 17:17
Re: If we accept academic standards, 212 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:35
Re: If we accept academic standards, 203 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:31
Re: If we accept academic standards, 210 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 18:59
Re: If we accept academic standards, 185 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 19:11
Re: If we accept academic standards, 192 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 19:56
Re: If we accept academic standards, 200 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 21:58
Re: If we accept academic standards, 204 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:12
Bee in the bonnet 199 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 07:45
Re: Bee in the bonnet 209 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 08:10
Re: If we accept academic standards, 205 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 06:33
Re: If we accept academic standards, 212 Eddie Larry 19-Dec-18 22:04
Re: If we accept academic standards, 195 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:25
Re: If we accept academic standards, 185 Eddie Larry 22-Dec-18 20:42
Real world example of the scientific method 228 drrayeye 18-Dec-18 19:04
Re: Real world example of the scientific method 211 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 19:27
Statements! 193 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 07:55
Re: If we accept academic standards, 191 drrayeye 27-Dec-18 09:42
Re: If we accept academic standards, 242 Susan Doris 27-Dec-18 13:32
Re: An example 210 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 21:38
Re: An example 189 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:16
Re: An example 200 Enigcom 18-Dec-18 17:14
Re: An example 205 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:42
Re: An example 199 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 22:07
Re: An example 218 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:20
So, try to prove art 195 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 08:00
Re: So, try to prove art 207 Itatw70s 19-Dec-18 12:52
Re: So, try to prove art 191 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:07
Re: So, try to prove art 179 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 00:18
Re: So, try to prove art 178 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 06:55
Re: An example 196 Enigcom 22-Dec-18 13:00
Re: An example 196 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:18
Re: An example 195 greengirl5 22-Dec-18 21:15
Re: An example 197 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 00:32
Re: An example 192 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 09:33
Re: An example 201 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 07:00
Communicate.... 170 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 21:35
Re: An example 198 Enigcom 23-Dec-18 19:24
Re: An example 187 Susan Doris 24-Dec-18 06:27
Happy Christmas everybody, from Australia. 200 greengirl5 24-Dec-18 11:43
a Method for the Holidays 191 drrayeye 24-Dec-18 19:18
Re: a Method for the Holidays 194 Susan Doris 25-Dec-18 06:38
Re: Methods 100 ian 77 11-Jun-19 20:13
Re: Methods 92 Susan Doris 13-Jun-19 05:12
Re: Methods 185 drew 13-Jun-19 07:49


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