Inferring Theory Assessment Outcomes
What can an observational scientonomist infer about a theory's assessment outcome from the theory's acceptance/unacceptance?
Suppose an observational scientonomist tries to make sense of a certain historical transition – a certain instance of scientific change. Among other things, the observational scientonomist needs to establish the outcomes of theory assessments during that transition. In other words, she needs certain indicators that would tell her what the outcomes of theory assessment were. Here the question is how a theory's assessment outcome can be inferred by studying what happened to the theory in terms of its acceptance/unacceptance by the community.1
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Paul Patton in 2017. 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.
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||5 February 2017||That's when Patton, Overgaard, and Barseghyan (2017) became published, which is an indication that the question itself is considered legitimate.||Yes|
|Inferring Theory Assessment Outcomes from Acceptance or Unacceptance of a Single Contender (Patton-Overgaard-Barseghyan-2017)||There is a series of inferences that can be made from the acceptance or unacceptance of a single contender.||2017|
|Inferring Theory Assessment Outcomes from Acceptance or Unacceptance of Two Contenders (Patton-Overgaard-Barseghyan-2017)||There is a series of inferences that can be made from the acceptance or unacceptance of two contender theories.||2017|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2017-0006||Scientonomy||5 February 2017||Accept the following set of inferences of theory assessment outcomes from the acceptance or unacceptance of a single contender and two contenders.||Open|
There is currently no accepted answer to this question.
- Patton, Paul; Overgaard, Nicholas and Barseghyan, Hakob. (2017) Reformulating the Second Law. Scientonomy 1, 29-39. Retrieved from https://www.scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/27158.