Non-Empty Mosaic theorem (Barseghyan-2015)

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An attempt to answer the question of Necessary Elements which states "In order for the process of scientific change to be possible, the mosaic must necessarily contain at least one element. Scientific change is impossible in an empty mosaic."

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Non-Empty Mosaic theorem was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject.

History

Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of Non-Empty Mosaic theorem (Barseghyan-2015):
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Scientonomy1 January 2016The theorem became de facto accepted by the community at that time together with the whole theory of scientific change.Yes

Question Answered

Non-Empty Mosaic theorem (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: How can the process of scientific change get started? What are the minimum necessary requirements for science?

See Necessary Elements for more details.

Description

The non-empty mosaic theorem asserts that in order for a process of scientific change to be possible, the mosaic must necessarily contain at least one element. Scientific change is impossible in an empty mosaic. It can be deduced from the second law, which asserts that in order to become accepted into the mosaic, a theory is assessed by the method actually employed at the time, and the third law, which asserts that a method becomes employed only when it is deducible from other employed methods and accepted theories of the time.1p. 226

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References

  1. a b  Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.

Contributors

Jacob MacKinnon (6.1%), Hakob Barseghyan (34.9%), Paul Patton (59.0%)