Accept the following set of inferences of theory assessment outcomes from the acceptance or unacceptance of a single contender and two contenders.
The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Paul Patton, Nicholas Overgaard and Hakob Barseghyan on 5 February 2017.1 This modification presupposes the acceptance of Sciento-2017-0004. The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
Since the new formulation of the second law clearly forbids a number of logically conceivable scenarios, it is possible, in principle, to infer what assessment outcome obtained when a theory was assessed by the method of the time by studying what actually happened to the theory in terms of its acceptance/unacceptance. Thus, it makes sense to outline what inferences an observational scientonomist can make regarding theory assessment outcomes from the record of accepted theories.
Theories To Accept
- Inferring Theory Assessment Outcomes from Acceptance/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.
- Inferring Theory Assessment Outcomes from Acceptance/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.
This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):
- Inferring Theory Assessment Outcomes: What can an observational scientonomist infer about a theory's assessment outcome from the theory's acceptance/unacceptance?
The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
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- 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.