# Aayu Pandey

**Aayu Pandey** is a scientonomer who has done work on the tautological status of the first law and its corollaries.

## Suggested Modifications

Here are all the modifications suggested by Pandey:

- Sciento-2023-0002: Accept new formulations of the first law for theories, norms, and questions that are in tune with the formulation of the first law. Also accept new formulations of the respective rejection theorems - theory rejection, norm rejection, and question rejection. The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Aayu Pandey on 28 December 2023.1 The modification was accepted on 22 January 2024. During the 2024 workshop, the bulk of the discussion centered around the inclusion of the first law for
*norms*and*norm*rejection theorem in the set of formulations to be accepted. Paul Patton contended that norm employment in general had not been demonstrated to be lawful beyond method employment, and our basic formulations should instead concern norm*acceptance*, which is patently lawful. He argued that the formulations should be modified to pertain either to methods only or to norm acceptance. It was decided that if the community were to remain uncomfortable with accepting Pandey’s new formulations, a revote would likely also need to be taken on Rawleigh’s Sciento-2022-0002, given that the issue of norm employment was also highlighted in discussions of that modification. After extensive discussion, Barseghyan suggested that the first law for norms would only apply to situations where behavior was norm-guided to begin with, which would skirt the difficulty that faces even behavioural psychologists of determining whether human behaviour in general is lawful. The majority of the community was comfortable with this workaround, and the modification was ultimately accepted with over 2/3rds majority assenting, with 11/14 votes to accept (although 1 voter voted to reject the modification and 2 voted to keep it open). - Sciento-2023-0003: Accept that the first law and its corollaries are tautologies. Also accept that the rejection theorems are tautologies. The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Aayu Pandey on 28 December 2023.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending. The modification can only become accepted once modification Sciento-2024-0001 becomes accepted.

## Theories

The following table contains all the theories formulated by Pandey:

Title | Type | Formulation | Formulated In |
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Theory Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The theory rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan and Pandey in 2023 is tautological. | 2023 |

The First Law for Methods (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The first law for methods suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 is tautological. | 2023 |

Question Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The question rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan and Levesley in 2021 is tautological. | 2023 |

Theory Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | A theory becomes rejected when other elements that are incompatible with the theory become part of the mosaic. | 2023 |

Question Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Levesley-Pandey-2023) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The question rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan, Levesley, and Pandey in 2023 is tautological. | 2023 |

The First Law for Theories (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The first law for theories suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 is tautological. | 2023 |

Theory Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The theory rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 is tautological. | 2023 |

Norm Rejection theorem (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | A norm becomes rejected when other elements that are incompatible with the norm become part of the mosaic. | 2023 |

The First Law for Norms (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The first law for norms suggested by Barseghyan and Pandey in 2023 is tautological. | 2023 |

Method Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The method rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 is tautological. | 2023 |

Question Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Levesley-Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | A question becomes rejected when other elements that are incompatible with the question become part of the mosaic. | 2023 |

The First Law for Questions (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The first law for questions suggested by Barseghyan and Pandey in 2023 is tautological. | 2023 |

The First Law for Norms (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | An employed norm remains employed in the mosaic unless replaced by other elements. | 2023 |

Norm Rejection theorem (Pandey-2023) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The norm rejection theorem suggested by Pandey in 2023 is tautological. | 2023 |

The First Law (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The first law suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 is tautological. | 2023 |

The First Law for Theories (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023) is Tautological (Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | The first law for theories suggested by Barseghyan and Pandey in 2023 is tautological. | 2023 |

The First Law for Theories (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023) | Descriptive | An accepted theory remains accepted in the mosaic unless replaced by other elements. | 2023 |

## Questions

Here are all the questions formulated by Pandey:

- Mechanism of Normative Theory Rejection: How do normative theories become rejected? What is the mechanism of normative theory rejection?
- Mechanism of Scientific Inertia for Normative Theories: What makes the normative theories of an agent's mosaic continue to remain in the mosaic?
- Tautological Status of Method Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-2015): Is the method rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 a tautology?
- Tautological Status of Norm Rejection theorem (Pandey-2023): Is the norm rejection theorem suggested by Pandey in 2023 a tautology?
- Tautological Status of Question Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021): Is the question rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan and Levesley in 2021 a tautology?
- Tautological Status of Question Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Levesley-Pandey-2023): Is the question rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan, Levesley, and Pandey in 2023 a tautology?
- Tautological Status of The First Law for Norms (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023): Is the first law for norms suggested by Barseghyan and Pandey in 2023 a tautology?
- Tautological Status of The First Law for Questions (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023): Is the first law for questions suggested by Barseghyan and Levesley in 2021 a tautology?
- Tautological Status of The First Law for Theories (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023): Is the first law for theories suggested by Barseghyan and Pandey in 2023 a tautology?
- Tautological Status of Theory Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-2015): Is the theory rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 a tautology?
- Tautological Status of Theory Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Pandey-2023): Is the theory rejection theorem suggested by Barseghyan and Pandey in 2023 a tautology?

## Publications

Here are the works of Pandey included in the bibliographic records of this encyclopedia:

- Pandey (2023): Pandey, Aayu. (2023) Dilemma of the First Law.
*Scientonomy*5, 25-46. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/42258.

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## References

- a b Pandey, Aayu. (2023) Dilemma of the First Law.
*Scientonomy*5, 25-46. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/42258.