SV: Capacity of the brain

patrik bagge patrik-b at
Tue Nov 23 16:02:54 EST 1999

Bill Todd skrev i meddelandet <81etmc$q1m$1 at>...
>Certainly one important measure of the 'success' of a theory is its ability
>to predict situations beyond those that led to its formulation.  In this
>aspect, QM is successful indeed.

i don't quite 'get you' , could you(anyone) elaborate on this a bit ?

>It's not clear that any of the points (save possibly the last) you mention
>are relevant to measuring the success of a theory, however:  they only
>relate to its applications.

bill, we are living in a practical 'reality' aren't we ?
what good is a 'theory' if it doesn't 'lead anywhere' ?

Yours in my ignorance
Patrik Bagge

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