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By staying firmly on the ground no scientist is going to discover anything new. They will be stuck in the old ways.

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Susan Doris Wrote:
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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:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 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 1500 Susan Doris 16-Dec-18 12:35
Re: Methods 178 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-18 15:34
Re: Methods 169 Susan Doris 16-Dec-18 16:39
Re: Methods 178 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-18 18:15
Re: Methods 163 Itatw70s 16-Dec-18 23:59
Re: Methods 174 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 06:29
Re: Methods 179 Eddie Larry 17-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Methods 166 drrayeye 17-Dec-18 08:08
Re: Methods 164 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 08:37
Re: Methods 169 greengirl5 17-Dec-18 09:04
Re: Methods 162 Enigcom 17-Dec-18 12:13
An example 164 drrayeye 17-Dec-18 15:55
Re: An example 159 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: An example 167 Itatw70s 17-Dec-18 17:57
Re: An example 160 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 07:59
If we accept academic standards, 170 drrayeye 18-Dec-18 13:28
Re: If we accept academic standards, 165 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 15:19
Re: If we accept academic standards, 156 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 16:31
Re: If we accept academic standards, 164 Enigcom 18-Dec-18 17:17
Re: If we accept academic standards, 156 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:35
Re: If we accept academic standards, 167 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:31
Re: If we accept academic standards, 161 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 18:59
Re: If we accept academic standards, 156 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 19:11
Re: If we accept academic standards, 159 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 19:56
Re: If we accept academic standards, 158 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 21:58
Re: If we accept academic standards, 166 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:12
Bee in the bonnet 167 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 07:45
Re: Bee in the bonnet 170 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 08:10
Re: If we accept academic standards, 160 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 06:33
Re: If we accept academic standards, 168 Eddie Larry 19-Dec-18 22:04
Re: If we accept academic standards, 151 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:25
Re: If we accept academic standards, 145 Eddie Larry 22-Dec-18 20:42
Real world example of the scientific method 175 drrayeye 18-Dec-18 19:04
Re: Real world example of the scientific method 166 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 19:27
Statements! 169 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 07:55
Re: If we accept academic standards, 143 drrayeye 27-Dec-18 09:42
Re: If we accept academic standards, 198 Susan Doris 27-Dec-18 13:32
Re: An example 167 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 21:38
Re: An example 157 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:16
Re: An example 161 Enigcom 18-Dec-18 17:14
Re: An example 160 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:42
Re: An example 163 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 22:07
Re: An example 166 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:20
So, try to prove art 158 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 08:00
Re: So, try to prove art 168 Itatw70s 19-Dec-18 12:52
Re: So, try to prove art 153 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:07
Re: So, try to prove art 152 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 00:18
Re: So, try to prove art 144 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 06:55
Re: An example 156 Enigcom 22-Dec-18 13:00
Re: An example 160 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:18
Re: An example 163 greengirl5 22-Dec-18 21:15
Re: An example 158 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 00:32
Re: An example 160 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 09:33
Re: An example 159 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 07:00
Communicate.... 146 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 21:35
Re: An example 155 Enigcom 23-Dec-18 19:24
Re: An example 148 Susan Doris 24-Dec-18 06:27
Happy Christmas everybody, from Australia. 154 greengirl5 24-Dec-18 11:43
a Method for the Holidays 146 drrayeye 24-Dec-18 19:18
Re: a Method for the Holidays 147 Susan Doris 25-Dec-18 06:38
Re: Methods 69 ian 77 11-Jun-19 20:13
Re: Methods 59 Susan Doris 13-Jun-19 05:12
Re: Methods 115 drew 13-Jun-19 07:49


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