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Author Topic:   Can't ID be tested AT ALL?
LinearAq
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Message 229 of 304 (373704)
01-02-2007 1:16 PM
Reply to: Message 227 by TheMystic
01-02-2007 12:06 PM


Making small steps back to topic
TheMystic writes:
I'm trying to say, who cares whether a theory is testable or not. What matters is whether it's correct or not.
Excuse me? By what method do you determine which theory is correct if not by testing? Clarvoyance?
You say you are an engineer. When you design a product based on a customer's specifications, do you just hand it over and walk away? How does your customer know you produced what they wanted? Do they just know it by looking at it? How would you produce evidence that your new inovative design provides what is needed?
Apparently, you don't test anything since you don't believe testing is a means of determining correctness.
They subscribe to the urban myth that there is something called 'the scientific method' that somehow always converges on the truth.
I guess this depends on what you define as "truth". To get us on the same page let's say this means "the correct answer".
So, what part of the scientific method causes scientists to be lead away from the truth? What method should replace it to provide us a more efficient way of discovering truth?

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