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Re: Origins (was: Re: Sharovipteryx)



In a message dated 5/28/00 12:27:45 PM EST, ornstn@home.com writes:

<< This is perfectly valid, but it only applies to a genuine hypothesis - ie, 
 one that is falsifiable.  Many of the views about dinosaur behaviour, 
 evolution and extinction expressed on this list and elsewhere, however, are 
 not falsifiable.  As such they are not hypothesese but (more or less) 
 educated guesses - >>

For a hypotheses to be >scientific<, it must be falsifiable. But 
falsifiability is not, in general, required of a hypothesis. You might say 
that "educated guesses" include unscientific as well as scientific hypotheses.