Outcome Not Satisfied

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How should the theory assessment outcome not satisfied be defined?

As one of possible theory assessment outcomes, this outcome must be properly defined. Thus, what does it mean to say that a theory's assessment outcome was "not satisfied".

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Nicholas Overgaard, Hakob Barseghyan and Paul Patton in 2017. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Outcome Not Satisfied (Patton-Overgaard-Barseghyan-2017) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. It is defined as: "The theory is deemed to conclusively not meet the requirements of the method employed at the time."

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of this term (it includes all the instances when the term was accepted as a part of a community's taxonomy):
CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy5 February 2017That's when Patton, Overgaard, and Barseghyan (2017) became published, which is an indication that the question itself is considered legitimate.Yes

All Theories

The following definitions of the term have been suggested:
TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Outcome Not Satisfied (Patton-Overgaard-Barseghyan-2017)The theory is deemed to conclusively not meet the requirements of the method employed at the time.2017
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Accepted Theories

The following definitions of the term have been accepted:
CommunityTheoryAccepted FromAccepted Until
ScientonomyOutcome Not Satisfied (Patton-Overgaard-Barseghyan-2017)29 November 2017

Suggested Modifications

Here is a list of modifications concerning this term:
ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2017-0004Scientonomy5 February 2017Accept the reformulation of the second law which explicitly links theory assessment outcomes with theory acceptance/unacceptance. To that end, accept three new definitions for theory assessment outcomes (satisfied, not satisfied, and inconclusive) as well as the new ontology of theory assessment outcomes, and accept the new definition of employed method.AcceptedThe new formulation of the law became accepted as a result of a communal consensus. It was noted by the commentators that the "modification provides a much improved formulation of the 2nd law".c1 It was noted that the new formulation "decouples the method from acceptance outcomes" and "is needed to avoid a contradiction for cases where assessment by the method is inconclusive, but the theory is accepted".c2 It was agreed that the new law eliminates two of the major flaws of the previous formulation. First, it clearly states the relations between different assessment outcomes and the actual theory acceptance/unacceptance. Second, it clearly forbids certain conceivable courses of events and, thus, doesn't sounds like a tautology.c329 November 2017

Current Definition

In Scientonomy, the accepted definition of the term is Outcome Not Satisfied (Patton-Overgaard-Barseghyan-2017).

Outcome Not Satisfied (Patton-Overgaard-Barseghyan-2017) states: "The theory is deemed to conclusively not meet the requirements of the method employed at the time."

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To say that a theory's assessment by a method produced the outcome "not satisfied" is the same as to say that the theory conclusively failed to meet the requirements of the method.

Ontology

Existence

There is currently no accepted view concerning the existence of outcome not satisfieds.

Disjointness

No classes are currently accepted as being disjoint with this class.

Subtypes

No classes are currently accepted as subtypes of an outcome not satisfied.

Supertypes

No classes are currently accepted as supertypes of an outcome not satisfied.

Associations

No associations of an outcome not satisfied are currently accepted.


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Dynamics

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