Implicit in our approach is the understanding that all empirical knowledge is changeable, and so is our theory of scientific change. This encyclopedia openly facilitates this idea through its mechanism of modifications.
Each suggested modification is an attempt to improve our scientonomic knowledge. When an article is published in the Journal of Scientonomy (or any other journal that makes use of the scientonomic model of modifications), the modifications suggested in the article are properly documented and individual encyclopedia pages are created for each suggested modification. Each of these modifications is then evaluated separately by the community. If the suggested modification meets the expectations of the community, it becomes accepted and the respective encyclopedia articles are being altered to reflect that modification. If the community decides that the modification doesn't improve our communal knowledge, then the modification is not accepted.
To add a new suggested modification, please go to your community page and click on Add a New Modification button. The communities registered in this encyclopedia can be located here.Here is the list of all modifications:
|Modification||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2016-0001||3 September 2016||Accept a new formulation of the third law to make it clear that employed methods do not have to be deducible from all accepted theories and employed methods but only from some.||Accepted||21 January 2017|
|Sciento-2016-0002||3 September 2016||Accept a new taxonomy for theory, normative theory, descriptive theory to reintroduce normative propositions (such as those of ethics or methodology) to the scientific mosaic.||Not Accepted||23 January 2017|
|Sciento-2016-0003||7 September 2016||Accept the notion of authority delegation.||Accepted||1 February 2017|
|Sciento-2016-0004||7 September 2016||Provided that the notion of authority delegation is accepted, accept the notions of mutual authority delegation and one-sided authority delegation as subtypes of authority delegation.||Accepted||2 February 2018|
|Sciento-2017-0001||23 January 2017||Accept new definitions for theory, normative theory, and descriptive theory. Also, modify the definition of methodology to reflect these changes.||Accepted||15 February 2017|
|Sciento-2017-0002||23 January 2017||Accept a new ontology of scientific change where the two fundamental elements are theories - both descriptive and normative - and methods.||Accepted||15 February 2017|
|Sciento-2017-0003||27 January 2017||Accept that licenses to teach [ʾijāzāt] are reliable indicators of which texts were considered authoritative in the Medieval Arabic scientific mosaic (MASM) in c. 750-1258 CE in the Abbasid caliphate. Thus, a proposition can be said to be accepted in MASM if the evidence of the licenses to teach [ʾijāzāt] indicates so.||Open|
|Sciento-2017-0004||5 February 2017||Accept the reformulation of the second law which explicitly links theory assessment outcomes with theory acceptance/unacceptance. To that end, accept three new definitions for theory assessment outcomes (satisfied, not satisfied, and inconclusive) as well as the new ontology of theory assessment outcomes, and accept the new definition of employed method.||Accepted||29 November 2017|
|Sciento-2017-0005||5 February 2017||Accept that the new second law is not a tautology.||Accepted||29 November 2017|
|Sciento-2017-0006||5 February 2017||Accept the following set of inferences of theory assessment outcomes from the acceptance or unacceptance of a single contender and two contenders.||Open|
|Sciento-2017-0007||19 May 2017||Accept the definitions of the following subtypes of authority delegation: singular authority delegation, multiple authority delegation, hierarchical authority delegation, and non-hierarchical authority delegation.||Open|
|Sciento-2017-0008||19 May 2017||Accept the following reconstruction of the contemporary authority delegation structure in the art market regarding the works of Monet: A work claimed to be by Monet is authentic if it is considered authentic by the Wildenstein Institute.||Open|
|Sciento-2017-0009||19 May 2017||Accept the following reconstruction of the contemporary authority delegation structure in the art market regarding the works of Picasso: a work claimed to be by Picasso is authentic if it is has been certified as authentic by both Maya Widmaier-Picasso and Claude Ruiz-Picasso.||Open|
|Sciento-2017-0010||19 May 2017||Accept the following reconstruction of the authority delegation structure in the art market regarding the works of Modigliani between 1997 and 2015: a work claimed to be by Modigliani is authentic iff (1) it is in the Ceroni catalogue raisonné or (2) if it is not in catalogue and has been certified as authentic by Marc Restellini.||Open|
|Sciento-2017-0011||19 May 2017||Accept the following reconstruction of the contemporary authority delegation structure in the art market regarding the works of Renoir: a work claimed to be by Renoir is authentic iff (1) it has been certified as authentic by the Wildenstein institute or (2) it has not been dismissed by the Wildenstein institute and it is included in the Bernheim-Jeune catalogue.||Open|
|Sciento-2017-0012||19 May 2017||Accept a new taxonomy for group and its two sub-types - accidental group, and community.||Accepted||2 February 2018|
|Sciento-2017-0013||19 May 2017||Accept that communities can consist of other communities, i.e. that there is such a thing as a sub-community.||Open|
|Sciento-2017-0014||19 May 2017||Provided that the definition of community is accepted, accept new definitions of epistemic community and non-epistemic community as sub-types of community.||Open|
|Sciento-2017-0015||19 May 2017||Provided that the distinction between epistemic and non-epistemic communities is accepted, accept that a non-epistemic community can consist of epistemic communities.||Open|
|Sciento-2018-0001||12 May 2018||Accept the definition of question as a topic of inquiry.||Accepted||26 September 2018|
|Sciento-2018-0002||12 May 2018||Accept the ontology of epistemic elements with theories, methods, and questions as distinct epistemic elements.||Accepted||26 September 2018|
|Sciento-2018-0003||12 May 2018||Accept that the epistemic stance that can be taken by an epistemic agent towards a question is question acceptance (the opposite is unacceptance), where question acceptance is defined as "a question is said to be accepted if it is taken as a legitimate topic of inquiry".||Open|
|Sciento-2018-0004||12 May 2018||Accept the questions of question acceptance and indicators of question acceptance as legitimate topics of scientonomic inquiry.||Open|
|Sciento-2018-0005||8 October 2018||Accept the new definitions of method as a set of criteria for theory evaluation and methodology as a normative discipline that formulates the rules which ought to be employed in theory assessment.||Open|
|Sciento-2018-0006||8 October 2018||Accept the new ontology of epistemic elements with, theories and questions are the two basic epistemic elements where and each theory is an attempt to answer a certain question, theories can be of three types – descriptive, normative, or definitions, and methods are a subtype of normative theory.||Open|
|Sciento-2018-0007||8 October 2018||Accept the definition of definition as a statement of the meaning of a term.||Open|
|Sciento-2018-0008||8 October 2018||Accept the definition of norm employment.||Open|
|Sciento-2018-0009||8 October 2018||Accept the new definition of scientific mosaic as a set of all epistemic elements accepted and/or employed by the epistemic agent.||Open|
|Sciento-2018-0010||8 October 2018||Accept that epistemic stances of all types can be taken explicitly and/or implicitly and that epistemic elements of all types can be explicit and/or implicit.||Open|
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