science = determinism?

Frank Buckler fb at m2.ifb.uni-hannover.de
Thu Nov 25 05:37:32 EST 1999


Christian Bau <christian.bau at isltd.insignia.com> schrieb in im Newsbeitrag:
christian.bau-2411991630550001 at christian-mac.isltd.insignia.com...
> In article <81givs$p6k$1 at newsserver.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>, "Frank Buckler"
> <fb at m2.ifb.uni-hannover.de> wrote:
>
> > Science tries to explain reality.
>
> No. That is exactly the reason why psychoanalysis is considered
> non-scientific by many, because it is quite good at explaining any
> psychological reality, but extremly weak at making predictions.
>
For me: Predictions requires Explainations.

> Science tries to create verifiable (and therefore falsifiable) theories
> about reality. Science tries to predict, not to explain.
>
> > The word "explain" contain the assumtion
> > that there are some kind of determinism.
>
> Consider quantum theory on one side (non-deterministic, but very often the
> propabilities of some results are so close to certainty that they appear
> deterministic) and chaos theory (which describes how events that are
> controlled by complete deterministic processes are completely
> unpredictable).

Deterteministic in your sens is Computation in my sens.
For me this is diferent.
I agree to you, but I feel we meen different thinks.







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