Modification:Sciento-2018-0019

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Accept the new definition of theory acceptance which makes explicit that accepted theories are a subset of scientific theories.

The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Patrick Fraser and Ameer Sarwar on 28 January 2018.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

Preamble

An epistemic stance of scientificity has been proposed by Patrick Fraser and Ameer Sarwar 2Sciento-2018-0006. If this modification becomes accepted, it will be necessary to adjust Barseghyan's definition of theory acceptance to include the idea that accepted theories are a subset of scientific theories.

Modification

Theories To Accept

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Theories To Reject

Questions Answered

This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):

  • Theory Acceptance: What does it mean to say that a theory is accepted? How should theory acceptance be defined?

Verdict

The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

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References

  1. ^  Fraser, Patrick and Sarwar, Ameer. (2018) A Compatibility Law and the Classification of Theory Change. Scientonomy 2, 67-82. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31278.
  2. ^ Ameer and Fraser (2018)