Mechanism of Scientific Inertia

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How does a scientific mosaic preserve itself through time? What makes the elements of a mosaic continue to remain in the mosaic?

Explaining how scientific theories and methods become part of the mosaic is one task, explaining how they remain in the mosaic is another. The fact that something became part of the mosaic doesn't necessarily mean it should stay there. Thus, the question is what is it that makes a mosaic preserve its elements through time and when exactly does this inertia end?

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. The First Law (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject. The First Law (Barseghyan-2015) states "An element of the mosaic remains in the mosaic unless replaced by other elements."

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Scientonomy1 January 2016This is when the community accepted its first answer to the question, The First Law (Barseghyan-2015), which indicates that the questions is itself considered legitimate.Yes

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The First Law (Barseghyan-2015)An element of the mosaic remains in the mosaic unless replaced by other elements.2015
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Accepted Theories

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ScientonomyThe First Law (Barseghyan-2015)1 January 2016

Suggested Modifications

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Current View

In Scientonomy community, the accepted theory on the subject is The First Law (Barseghyan-2015). It states: "An element of the mosaic remains in the mosaic unless replaced by other elements."

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Open Questions

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Related Topics

This topic is a sub-topic of Mechanism of Scientific Change. It has the following sub-topic(s):

Contributors

Jacob MacKinnon (26.8%), Paul Patton (15.1%), Hakob Barseghyan (58.2%)