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Re: Disparaging Popper
<<But whoever posted this is correct,it doesn't do a very good job of
explaining truth criteria in sciences which do not proceed by experiment
(such as dino
Experimental science is primarily inductive. Roughly speaking, it reasons
from the particular to the general. It looks at causation and tries to
predict its effects. This is tested by experiment.
Paleontology is primarily deductive. It reasons back from the general to the
particular. It analyzes effects and then reasons back to causes. It is
tested by analyzing more data and rarely by true experiments.
The methodologies are different, but the limitations are similar. In both
cases one can only have confidence about scientific theories within certain
limits of probability.
Art Sippo MD