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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 workflow), 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:
ModificationDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictDate Assessed
Sciento-2016-00013 September 2016Accept 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.Accepted21 January 2017
Sciento-2016-00023 September 2016Accept 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 Accepted23 January 2017
Sciento-2016-00037 September 2016Accept the notion of authority delegation.Accepted1 February 2017
Sciento-2016-00047 September 2016Provided 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.Accepted2 February 2018
Sciento-2017-000123 January 2017Accept new definitions for theory, normative theory, and descriptive theory. Also, modify the definition of methodology to reflect these changes.Accepted15 February 2017
Sciento-2017-000223 January 2017Accept a new ontology of scientific change where the two fundamental elements are theories - both descriptive and normative - and methods.Accepted15 February 2017
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-2017-00045 February 2017Accept 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.Accepted29 November 2017
Sciento-2017-00055 February 2017Accept that the new second law is not a tautology.Accepted29 November 2017
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-2017-000719 May 2017Accept the definitions of the following subtypes of authority delegation: singular authority delegation, multiple authority delegation, hierarchical authority delegation, and non-hierarchical authority delegation.Accepted23 October 2018
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-2017-001219 May 2017Accept a new taxonomy for group and its two sub-types - accidental group, and community.Accepted2 February 2018
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-2018-000112 May 2018Accept the definition of question as a topic of inquiry.Accepted26 September 2018
Sciento-2018-000212 May 2018Accept the ontology of epistemic elements with theories, methods, and questions as distinct epistemic elements.Accepted26 September 2018
Sciento-2018-000312 May 2018Accept 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".Accepted1 November 2018
Sciento-2018-000412 May 2018Accept the questions of the mechanism question acceptance and indicators of question acceptance as legitimate topics of scientonomic inquiry.Accepted1 November 2018
Sciento-2018-00058 October 2018Accept 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.Accepted1 September 2019
Sciento-2018-00068 October 2018Accept 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.Accepted1 September 2019
Sciento-2018-00078 October 2018Accept the definition of definition as a statement of the meaning of a term.Accepted1 September 2019
Sciento-2018-00088 October 2018Accept the definition of norm employment.Accepted1 September 2019
Sciento-2018-00098 October 2018Accept the new definition of scientific mosaic as a set of all epistemic elements accepted and/or employed by the epistemic agent.Open
Sciento-2018-00108 October 2018Accept 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.Accepted1 September 2019
Sciento-2018-001128 December 2018Accept the three-fold distinction between explicit, explicable-implicit, and inexplicable.Accepted1 September 2019
Sciento-2018-001228 December 2018Accept that propositional technological knowledge – i.e. technological questions, theories, and methods – can be part of a mosaic.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 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-2018-001528 January 2018Accept the definition definition of compatibility, as the ability of two elements to coexist in the same mosaic. Also replace the zeroth law with the compatibility corollary.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 sui generis.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

Subcategories

This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.