Indicators of Inconclusiveness

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What indicators enable us to identify a historical case of inconclusive theory assessment?

It is possible for a community to accept two theories which are mutually incompatible and not undergo a mosaic split. This question aims to identify which indicators can be used to identify a historical case in which a theory was assessed to be inconclusive, yet accepted nonetheless.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Nicholas Overgaard and Paul Patton in 2016. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.


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Scientonomy1 April 2016It was acknowledged as an open question by the Scientonomy Seminar 2016.Yes

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This topic is a sub-topic of Mechanism of Mosaic Split.