brain and mind
x011 at Lehigh.EDU
x011 at Lehigh.EDU
Fri Feb 3 23:58:46 EST 1995
In article <73261.caudle at irp.nidr.nih.gov>, <caudle at irp.nidr.nih.gov> writes:
>On 31 Jan 1995 08:24:00 -0500,
>x011 at Lehigh.EDU <x011 at Lehigh.EDU> wrote:
>>A theory becomes worthless if no efforts are make to construct procedures
>>to measure predictions. If a theory is correct only 10% of the time and
>>there are no other models to explain the results then the poor theory will
>>be the one taught in school. If hard science has rejected a topic as
>>unmeasurable then the theory taught in school will be philosophical.
>>Theories that are too good and not currently accepted should be suspect.
>>Dogma is a theory that is no longer questioned. There should be no
>A quick consult of Webster's:
>Theory - a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body
>of principles offered to explain phenomena.
>Phenomena - an observable fact or event.
>If a fact or event is observable it is measurable, thus a theory can be
>formulated about it. If it is not observable then its existence is not
>known and, therefore, no theory can be assembled. It is possible that a
>theory, based on some observation, predicts the presence of presently
>unknown phenomena. However, the prediction must be testable (measurable)
>to verify the theory. The observation of some predicted phenomena may have
>to await the development of the technology to perform the measurments, but
>the predicted properties of the phenomena should give insights into the
>technology needed to make the observation.
>Robert M. Caudle "If I had my life to
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Excellent points! Ron Blue
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