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Re: List User-related request



I didn't intend to start a thread about this. My
message was a request to help me in dino-related
endeavors, but the semantic discussion it's evoking is
way off-list.

Glen Ledingham 



--- John Conway <john.a.conway@gmail.com> wrote:

> Roberto Takata wrote:
> 
> > There is some misunderstanding here. 
> 
> Yes, we're talking past each other -- but I think
> we're actually in 
> agreement.
> 
> > [... snip ...]
> 
> Agreed anyway...
> 
> > Falsificationism without verisimilitude could not
> allow us to think
> > that we progressively (and asymptotically)
> approach to THE truth as we
> > refine our scientific work.
> 
> True enough :-) -- but here's the line I was
> reacting to:
> 
> "I thought science was about falsifiable hypothesis
> and religion was 
> about truth"
> 
> Now if we take "falsifiable hypotheses" to mean
> falsificationism (maybe 
> an unjustified leap), then the sentence implies that
> you can simply 
> chuck out the notion of truth and replace it with
> falsificationism. 
> Which I think we'd both agree is problematic.
> 
> --
> 
> John Conway - palaeontographer
> http://jconway.co.uk
>