Indicators of Theory Acceptance

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

The question of whether a theory is accepted into the scientific mosaic of some community at some particular time must be determined by historical evidence. Thus, it is important to establish what sort of historical markers can serve as evidence of theory acceptance while distinguishing between acceptance by the overall community acceptance by a constituent sub-community.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Indicators of Theory Acceptance (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject. Indicators of Theory Acceptance (Barseghyan-2015) states "Indicators of theory acceptance are textual sources that represent the position of a scientific community regarding a theory at some time. Useful indicators are contextual to time and culture. They might include such things as encyclopedias, textbooks, university curricula, and minutes of association meetings."

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Scientonomy1 January 2016This is when the community accepted its first answer to this question, Indicators of Theory Acceptance (Barseghyan 2015), which indicates that the question is itself considered legitimate.Yes

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Indicators of Theory Acceptance (Barseghyan-2015)Indicators of theory acceptance are textual sources that represent the position of a scientific community regarding a theory at some time. Useful indicators are contextual to time and culture. They might include such things as encyclopedias, textbooks, university curricula, and minutes of association meetings.2015
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ScientonomyIndicators of Theory Acceptance (Barseghyan-2015)1 January 2016

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Current View

In Scientonomy community, the accepted theory on the subject is Indicators of Theory Acceptance (Barseghyan-2015). It states: "Indicators of theory acceptance are textual sources that represent the position of a scientific community regarding a theory at some time. Useful indicators are contextual to time and culture. They might include such things as encyclopedias, textbooks, university curricula, and minutes of association meetings." Indicators of theory acceptance are historical facts that provide evidence indicating that a scientific theory was accepted by some community at a particular time. The opinions of individual scientists are not clear indicators of the acceptance of a theory by a community. Possible indicators are sources that typically indicate the opinion of an entire scientific community such as encyclopedias, textbooks, university curricula and the minutes of association meetings. 1pp. 113-117 Read More

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References

  1. ^  Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.

Contributors

Sanghoon Oh (18.8%), Hakob Barseghyan (24.7%), Paul Patton (56.4%)