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Re: Beating a dead horse[ was Re: A NEW REF, SOME TETRAPODS, ANDCLADISTICS &



In a message dated 98-07-20 16:24:34 EDT, cbrochu@fmppr.fmnh.org writes:

<< Of course, an even more
 powerful approach is to (c) combine the data sets and get an answer from
 one common voice. >>

Not necessarily. A theory that absorbs its falsifiers by modifying itself is
potentially unscientific. Once you've combined all the data sets and produced
The Ultimate Cladogram, you've created an unfalsifiable hypothesis--not
exactly the same thing as a true hypothesis.