Category:Open Modification

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The following modifications are currently being evaluated. No verdict has been made regarding these modifications. To express your position on any of these suggested modifications, please click on the modification and leave your comment on the modification's Discussion page.

Here is the list of all open modifications:

ModificationDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictDate Assessed
Sciento-2017-000327 January 2017Accept 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-2017-00065 February 2017Accept the following set of inferences of theory assessment outcomes from the acceptance or unacceptance of a single contender and two contenders.Open
Sciento-2017-000819 May 2017Accept 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-2017-000919 May 2017Accept 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-2017-001019 May 2017Accept 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-2017-001119 May 2017Accept 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-2017-001319 May 2017Accept that communities can consist of other communities, i.e. that there is such a thing as a sub-community.Open
Sciento-2017-001419 May 2017Provided that the definition of community is accepted, accept new definitions of epistemic community and non-epistemic community as sub-types of community.Open
Sciento-2017-001519 May 2017Provided that the distinction between epistemic and non-epistemic communities is accepted, accept that a non-epistemic community can consist of epistemic communities.Open
Sciento-2018-001328 December 2018Accept scientificity as a distinct epistemic stance that epistemic agents can take towards theories. Also accept several questions concerning the definition of scientificity and the applicability of scientificity to other epistemic elements, such as methods and questions, as legitimate topics of scientonomic inquiry.Open
Sciento-2018-001428 December 2018Accept the law of theory demarcation as a new scientonomic axiom. Also accept questions concerning indicators of scientificity as legitimate topics of scientonomic inquiry.Open
Sciento-2018-001628 January 2018Accept compatibility as a distinct epistemic stance that can be taken towards epistemic elements of all types. Also accept that compatibility is binary, reflexive, and symmetric. Transitivity of compatibility holds only within mosaics, not in general.Open
Sciento-2018-001728 January 2018Accept the new definition of compatibility criteria as criteria for determining whether two elements are compatible or incompatible.Open
Sciento-2018-001828 January 2018Accept the new dynamic law of compatibility which specifies how exactly two elements become to be considered compatible or incompatible within a mosaic.Open
Sciento-2018-001928 January 2018Accept the new definition of theory acceptance which makes explicit that accepted theories are a subset of scientific theories.Open
Sciento-2018-002028 January 2018Accept the demarcation-acceptance synchronism theorem.Open
Sciento-2019-000122 December 2019Accept that the goal of peer-reviews in the scientonomic workflow is evaluation for pursuitworthiness rather than acceptability.Open
Sciento-2019-000222 December 2019Accept that the discussions concerning a suggested modification are to be published once a communal verdict is available. The discussions are to be published in the journal as special commentary articles co-authored by all participants of the discussion or in special edited collections.Open
Sciento-2019-000322 December 2019Accept that the commentators of suggested modifications are allowed to suggest reformulations of the original formulations. Also accept that, by default, the new formulation should bear the original author’s name, unless the author decides to give credit to those who significantly contributed to the new reformulation. This should be decided collegially by the author, the commentators, and the editors on a case-by-case basis.Open
Sciento-2019-000422 December 2019Accept that an annual book prize is to be offered for extensive participation on the encyclopedia. The winner(s) are to be decided by the encyclopedia editors.Open
Sciento-2019-000522 December 2019Accept that star-ratings are to be introduced for commentators who comment on suggested modifications on the encyclopedia.Open
Sciento-2019-000622 December 2019Accept that the encyclopedia editors are to be granted official housekeeping rights to handle the ripple effects. Also accept that if the additional required changes are implicit in the suggested modification, the editors should create and alter encyclopedia pages to ensure that the accepted body of scientonomic knowledge is properly documented; if it is conceivable to accept the modification without accepting the ripple effect change in question, the editors should register these changes as new suggested modifications so that the community can discuss and evaluate them in an orderly fashion.Open
Sciento-2019-000722 December 2019Accept that the verdict on suggested modifications is to be decided by a communal vote that will follow the discussion period. Have a communal discussion and decide as to what percentage of votes it should take for a modification to be accepted - a simple majority (50% +1), or supermajority of three fifths (60%), two thirds (67%), or three quarters (75%). Also discuss to decide as to how long the discussion period and the voting period should be.Open
Sciento-2019-000822 December 2019Accept that a countdown mechanism is to be introduced, where a modification is accepted by default if there are no objections within a 90-day period following its publication.Open
Sciento-2019-000923 December 2019Accept the definition of implication as a logical transition from one theory to another.Open
Sciento-2019-001023 December 2019Accept the new definitions of sufficient reason, reason, support, and normative inference.Open
Sciento-2019-001123 December 2019Accept the sufficient reason theorem and its deduction from the definition of sufficient reason and the second law.Open
Sciento-2019-001224 December 2019Accept that the phenomenological claims of classical physics are still accepted as the best available descriptions of their respective observable phenomena.Open
Sciento-2019-001324 December 2019Accept the existence of method hierarchies and the new definition of method hierarchy as a set of methods where theories that satisfy the requirements of methods that are higher in the hierarchy are preferred to theories that satisfy the requirements of methods that are lower in the hierarchy. Also accept the question of conceptualizing method hierarchies.Open
Sciento-2019-001426 December 2019Accept the new definition of epistemic agent as an agent capable of taking epistemic stances towards epistemic elements.Open
Sciento-2019-001526 December 2019Accept that there are two types of epistemic agents – individual and communal. Also accept the question of applicability of the laws of scientific change to individuals as a legitimate topic of scientonomic inquiry.Open
Sciento-2019-001626 December 2019Accept the definition of epistemic tool, stating that a physical object or system is an epistemic tool for an epistemic agent, when there is a procedure by which the tool can provide an acceptable source of knowledge for answering some question under the employed method of that agent.Open
Sciento-2019-001726 December 2019Accept the definitions of authority delegation, and its subtypes, that generalize the currently accepted definitions to apply to all epistemic agents, rather than only communities.Open
Sciento-2019-001826 December 2019Accept that the relationship of tool reliance can obtain between epistemic agents and epistemic tools. Also accept the definition of tool reliance, which states that an epistemic agent is said to rely on an epistemic tool when there is a procedure through which the tool can provide an acceptable source of knowledge for answering some question under the employed method of that agent.Open

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