Science

From: Peter Metcalfe (metcalph@voyager.co.nz)
Date: Fri 08 May 1998 - 03:12:09 EEST


Julian Lord:

>>>Scientists, IMHO, _observe_ rather than predict?

Me>>What definition of science are you using? No RW scientist follows
>>these precepts.

>Common sense definition: science is knowledge.

The issue is finding new knowledge. All scientists (RW or
gloranthan) make predictions when they examine a phenomenon.
If the prediction is correct, no problem. If it is wrong,
they find out why. Thus it is wrong to say that a scientist
observes rather than predicts.

- --Peter Metcalfe

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