Tautological Status of The First Law (Barseghyan-2015)

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Is the first law suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 a tautology?

As any law, the first law suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 attempts to forbid certain courses of action, for otherwise it would lack any empirical content and would be a tautology. So the question is whether the law is tautological or non-tautological, i.e. whether there is any conceivable course of events under which the first law can in principle be violated.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Nicholas Overgaard, Hakob Barseghyan, Gregory Rupik and Paul Patton in 2016. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community.

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Scientonomy1 January 2016The question became de facto accepted by the community at that time together with the whole theory of scientific change.Yes

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The First Law (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Pandey-2023)The first law suggested by Barseghyan in 2015 is tautological.2023

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Modification Community Date Suggested Summary Verdict Verdict Rationale Date Assessed
Sciento-2023-0003 Scientonomy 28 December 2023 Accept that the first law and its corollaries are tautologies. Also accept that the rejection theorems are tautologies. Open

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