Accept the demarcation-acceptance synchronism theorem.
The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Patrick Fraser and Ameer Sarwar on 28 January 2018.1 This modification presupposes the acceptance of Sciento-2018-0014 and Sciento-2018-0019. The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
The demarcation-acceptance synchronism theorem was proposed by Patrick Fraser and Ameer Sarwar 1. It is a deductive consequence of the law of theory demarcation (Modification: Sciento-2018-0014) and a proposed new definition of theory acceptance (Modification: Sciento-2018-0019). If these two modifications are accepted, then this modification follows.
Theories To Accept
- Demarcation-Acceptance Synchronism (Fraser-Sarwar-2018): Every theory that becomes accepted satisfies the demarcation criteria employed at the time of acceptance.
This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):
- Synchronism vs. Asynchronism of Demarcation and Acceptance: Is it the case that acceptance of a theory necessarily implies that the theory also satisfied the demarcation criteria employed at the time of acceptance?
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- 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.