brain and mind

caudle at irp.nidr.nih.gov caudle at irp.nidr.nih.gov
Mon Jan 30 17:20:40 EST 1995


On 27 Jan 1995 08:34:07 -0500, 
x011 at Lehigh.EDU  <x011 at Lehigh.EDU> wrote:


>Without a theory to tell us where to look the math and predictions of
>the strength of physics would not likely occur.  The more models we
>have, the more empirical data that limits the models, the closer we will
>approach an understanding and prediction of thought.
>
>A science is determined not by what you are studying (thought) but by
>your methods and procedures.
>
>Ron Blue

A theory is a mental construct of a measurable phenomenon from which 
predictions can be made.  The phenomena leading to the predictions must be 
measurable or the "theory" is worthless.  Philosophy is not constrained by 
the requirement of measurability, whereas physical study absolutely 
demands it. True philosophical "theories" are ussually not testable.
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