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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 1339 Susan Doris 16-Dec-18 12:35
Re: Methods 141 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-18 15:34
Re: Methods 132 Susan Doris 16-Dec-18 16:39
Re: Methods 137 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-18 18:15
Re: Methods 130 Itatw70s 16-Dec-18 23:59
Re: Methods 128 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 06:29
Re: Methods 140 Eddie Larry 17-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Methods 128 drrayeye 17-Dec-18 08:08
Re: Methods 129 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 08:37
Re: Methods 136 greengirl5 17-Dec-18 09:04
Re: Methods 130 Enigcom 17-Dec-18 12:13
An example 128 drrayeye 17-Dec-18 15:55
Re: An example 123 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: An example 134 Itatw70s 17-Dec-18 17:57
Re: An example 126 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 07:59
If we accept academic standards, 133 drrayeye 18-Dec-18 13:28
Re: If we accept academic standards, 133 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 15:19
Re: If we accept academic standards, 121 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 16:31
Re: If we accept academic standards, 126 Enigcom 18-Dec-18 17:17
Re: If we accept academic standards, 120 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:35
Re: If we accept academic standards, 123 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:31
Re: If we accept academic standards, 123 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 18:59
Re: If we accept academic standards, 123 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 19:11
Re: If we accept academic standards, 122 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 19:56
Re: If we accept academic standards, 125 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 21:58
Re: If we accept academic standards, 132 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:12
Bee in the bonnet 135 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 07:45
Re: Bee in the bonnet 131 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 08:10
Re: If we accept academic standards, 127 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 06:33
Re: If we accept academic standards, 133 Eddie Larry 19-Dec-18 22:04
Re: If we accept academic standards, 115 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:25
Re: If we accept academic standards, 112 Eddie Larry 22-Dec-18 20:42
Real world example of the scientific method 137 drrayeye 18-Dec-18 19:04
Re: Real world example of the scientific method 133 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 19:27
Statements! 135 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 07:55
Re: If we accept academic standards, 103 drrayeye 27-Dec-18 09:42
Re: If we accept academic standards, 162 Susan Doris 27-Dec-18 13:32
Re: An example 133 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 21:38
Re: An example 122 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:16
Re: An example 126 Enigcom 18-Dec-18 17:14
Re: An example 128 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:42
Re: An example 125 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 22:07
Re: An example 127 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:20
So, try to prove art 126 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 08:00
Re: So, try to prove art 132 Itatw70s 19-Dec-18 12:52
Re: So, try to prove art 120 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:07
Re: So, try to prove art 118 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 00:18
Re: So, try to prove art 109 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 06:55
Re: An example 116 Enigcom 22-Dec-18 13:00
Re: An example 121 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:18
Re: An example 120 greengirl5 22-Dec-18 21:15
Re: An example 124 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 00:32
Re: An example 119 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 09:33
Re: An example 120 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 07:00
Communicate.... 112 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 21:35
Re: An example 120 Enigcom 23-Dec-18 19:24
Re: An example 113 Susan Doris 24-Dec-18 06:27
Happy Christmas everybody, from Australia. 122 greengirl5 24-Dec-18 11:43
a Method for the Holidays 114 drrayeye 24-Dec-18 19:18
Re: a Method for the Holidays 115 Susan Doris 25-Dec-18 06:38
Re: Methods 33 ian 77 11-Jun-19 20:13
Re: Methods 24 Susan Doris 13-Jun-19 05:12
Re: Methods 46 drew 13-Jun-19 07:49


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