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Susan Doris Wrote:
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> Thank you for another interesting post, with which
> I have no argument! However, my main OP point
> remains: there is ony one of those subjects which
> has an objective, independent method, a
> step-by-step process to follow in order to reacha
> proof ( i.e. the 99.99% type of proof) and that is
> Science. For whatever one studies in Philosophy,
> Art or Religion, there is not a similarly
> objective, step-by-step set of rules to follow.
> If aScience hypothesis includes aspects which
> cannot be directly and independently observed,
> then it cannot comply with the scientificmethod.

Ray: Sorry to take such a long time to reply. The scientific method, even the step by step version that you describe, is not restricted to science in the manner you suppose. It is open to all areas of knowledge. The advantage of the physical sciences has been one of scaling and measurement. The variables of the physical sciences can be measured in great detail and, in the past, were scalable in regular units. However, as the physical sciences have developed, new frontiers have emerged in which the variables are no longer so regular.

The field of psychology branched off from the physical sciences with completely new variables, like the JND (just noticeable difference) IQ (intelligence quotient), the SEU (subjective expected utility). The field of economics, similarly, developed ways to measure decision making using Bayesian tools of measurement (based on Bayes theorem).

The further branching off into almost every area of discourse was through the development of information theory--which reduces all variables to bits: binary units of information. This is what has allowed the scientific method to be applied most broadly.

As a scientific methodologist, I can find ways to carry out quantitative investigations in most any academic field--but I can't guarantee that the results will be interesting.

Ray

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Subject Views Written By Posted
Methods 793 Susan Doris 16-Dec-18 12:35
Re: Methods 74 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-18 15:34
Re: Methods 67 Susan Doris 16-Dec-18 16:39
Re: Methods 69 Eddie Larry 16-Dec-18 18:15
Re: Methods 65 Itatw70s 16-Dec-18 23:59
Re: Methods 61 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 06:29
Re: Methods 62 Eddie Larry 17-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Methods 64 drrayeye 17-Dec-18 08:08
Re: Methods 65 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 08:37
Re: Methods 68 greengirl5 17-Dec-18 09:04
Re: Methods 62 Enigcom 17-Dec-18 12:13
An example 62 drrayeye 17-Dec-18 15:55
Re: An example 60 Susan Doris 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: An example 67 Itatw70s 17-Dec-18 17:57
Re: An example 64 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 07:59
If we accept academic standards, 59 drrayeye 18-Dec-18 13:28
Re: If we accept academic standards, 67 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 15:19
Re: If we accept academic standards, 58 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 16:31
Re: If we accept academic standards, 58 Enigcom 18-Dec-18 17:17
Re: If we accept academic standards, 55 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:35
Re: If we accept academic standards, 56 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:31
Re: If we accept academic standards, 57 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 18:59
Re: If we accept academic standards, 57 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 19:11
Re: If we accept academic standards, 55 Eddie Larry 18-Dec-18 19:56
Re: If we accept academic standards, 58 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 21:58
Re: If we accept academic standards, 69 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:12
Bee in the bonnet 71 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 07:45
Re: Bee in the bonnet 63 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 08:10
Re: If we accept academic standards, 59 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 06:33
Re: If we accept academic standards, 63 Eddie Larry 19-Dec-18 22:04
Re: If we accept academic standards, 47 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:25
Re: If we accept academic standards, 50 Eddie Larry 22-Dec-18 20:42
Real world example of the scientific method 70 drrayeye 18-Dec-18 19:04
Re: Real world example of the scientific method 69 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 19:27
Statements! 57 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 07:55
Re: If we accept academic standards, 36 drrayeye 27-Dec-18 09:42
Re: If we accept academic standards, 64 Susan Doris 27-Dec-18 13:32
Re: An example 65 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 21:38
Re: An example 57 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:16
Re: An example 57 Enigcom 18-Dec-18 17:14
Re: An example 63 Susan Doris 18-Dec-18 18:42
Re: An example 61 Itatw70s 18-Dec-18 22:07
Re: An example 60 Susan Doris 19-Dec-18 07:20
So, try to prove art 60 greengirl5 19-Dec-18 08:00
Re: So, try to prove art 65 Itatw70s 19-Dec-18 12:52
Re: So, try to prove art 55 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:07
Re: So, try to prove art 53 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 00:18
Re: So, try to prove art 47 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 06:55
Re: An example 50 Enigcom 22-Dec-18 13:00
Re: An example 55 Susan Doris 22-Dec-18 20:18
Re: An example 55 greengirl5 22-Dec-18 21:15
Re: An example 60 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 00:32
Re: An example 50 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 09:33
Re: An example 53 Susan Doris 23-Dec-18 07:00
Communicate.... 48 Itatw70s 23-Dec-18 21:35
Re: An example 54 Enigcom 23-Dec-18 19:24
Re: An example 50 Susan Doris 24-Dec-18 06:27
Happy Christmas everybody, from Australia. 54 greengirl5 24-Dec-18 11:43
a Method for the Holidays 50 drrayeye 24-Dec-18 19:18
Re: a Method for the Holidays 51 Susan Doris 25-Dec-18 06:38


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