Indicators of Question Acceptance

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What are the historical indicators of theory acceptance? How can observational scientonomists establish that such-and-such a question was accepted as a legitimate topic of inquiry by a certain epistemic agent at a certain time?

Rawleigh has proposed that questions be accepted into the ontology of epistemic elements of scientific change alongside theories and methods. This suggests that, as well as there being a Mechanism of Question Acceptance, that there should be indicators of acceptance that observational scientonomists can employ to determine what questions were a part of a mosaic at any given time. Additionally, it is important to distinguish whether a historical evidence indicates a question was accepted by the overall community or a constituent sub-community. An answer to the question of what sorts of evidence are acceptable as indicators of question acceptance is an essential step in enabling observational scientomists to identify which historical markers are relevant in deliberations over what questions were included in past and contemporary mosaics.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by William Rawleigh in 2018. 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 November 2018The question became accepted accepted as a legitimate topic of scientonomic inquiry as a result of the acceptance of the respective suggested modification.Yes

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