Possibility of Scientonomy - Argument from Bad Track Record

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How is scientonomy possible given the bad track record of previous attempts to create a general theory of scientific change?

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. Response to the Argument from Bad Track Record (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject. Response to the Argument from Bad Track Record (Barseghyan-2015) states "The failures of past theories of scientific change do not imply the inevitability of future failure or that the enterprise in inherently unsound."

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Acceptance Record

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Scientonomy1 January 2016This is when the community accepted its first answer to the question, Response to the Argument from Bad Track Record (Barseghyan-2015), which indicates that the question is itself legitimate.Yes

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Response to the Argument from Bad Track Record (Barseghyan-2015)The failures of past theories of scientific change do not imply the inevitability of future failure or that the enterprise in inherently unsound.2015
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Accepted Theories

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ScientonomyResponse to the Argument from Bad Track Record (Barseghyan-2015)1 January 2016

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Current View

In Scientonomy community, the accepted theory on the subject is Response to the Argument from Bad Track Record (Barseghyan-2015). It states: "The failures of past theories of scientific change do not imply the inevitability of future failure or that the enterprise in inherently unsound." XXXX Read More

Related Topics

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Contributors

Hakob Barseghyan (8.4%), Paul Patton (91.6%)