Status of Technological Knowledge
Consider typical instances of technological knowledge such as "x is an effective treatment for medical condition y", "z is a useful technology for bridge-building", "p is a statistically valid technique for assessing public opinion about q". While these techniques will naturally qualify as being used, the question is whether these propositions should also be classified as accepted.
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Sean Cohmer in 2015. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 January 2016||It was acknowledged as an open question by the Scientonomy Seminar 2015.||Yes|
|Technological Knowledge as Part of Mosaic (Mirkin-2018)||Propositional technological knowledge can be accepted and be part of a mosaic||2018|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2018-0012||Scientonomy||28 December 2018||Accept that propositional technological knowledge – i.e. technological questions, theories, and methods – can be part of a mosaic.||Open|
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