Split Due to Inconclusiveness theorem (Barseghyan-2015)
This is an answer to the question Mechanism of Mosaic Split that states "When a mosaic split is a result of the acceptance of only one theory, it can only be a result of inconclusive theory assessment."
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Split Due to Inconclusiveness theorem (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: What happens to a mosaic when two or more similar theories are considered equally acceptable by a scientific community? Under what conditions does a mosaic split occur? What happens to a mosaic when it is transformed into two or more mosaics?
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Split due to inconclusiveness can occur when two mutually incompatible theories are accepted simultaneously by the same community.
Reason: Split Due to Inconclusiveness theorem Deduction
Barseghyan notes that, "when a mosaic split is a result of the acceptance of two new theories, it may or may not be a result of inconclusiveness".1
"Thus," he concludes, "if we are to detect any instances of inconclusive theory assessment, we must refer to the case of a mosaic split that takes place with only one new theory becoming accepted by one part of the community with the other part sticking to the old theory. This scenario is covered by the possible mosaic split theorem. We can conclude that when a mosaic split takes place with only one new theory involved, this can only indicate that the outcome of the assessment of that theory was inconclusive."1
This is the deduction of the Split Due to Inconclusiveness Theorem.
This reason for Split Due to Inconclusiveness theorem (Barseghyan-2015) was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015.1
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- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.