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Accept the law of question acceptance as a new scientonomic axiom, the question rejection theorem, and a number of questions for future research.

The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Hakob Barseghyan and Nichole Levesley on 1 August 2021.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.


The question of how questions come to be accepted by epistemic agents was first raised by Rawleigh in 2018. With questions accepted as one of the fundamental elements of the scientonomic ontology, it is necessary to provide an account of how questions are accepted and rejected by agents. This modification suggests that questions become accepted when all of their epistemic presuppositions are accepted and the question is taken to be answerable in principle. It also provides a question rejection theorem that is derived from the first law for questions and the compatibility corollary, and points to several questions for further research.


Theories To Accept

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Question Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021).png

Questions To Accept

Questions Answered

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


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

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  1. ^  Barseghyan, Hakob and Levesley, Nichole. (2021) Question Dynamics. Scientonomy 4, 1-19. Retrieved from