Re: Testing in historical science

Craig Rusbult (
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 18:51:21 -0600

Moorad says,
>We are comparing two different things. Experimental science generalizes into
>laws set of experiments already performed. Historical science cannot do such
>a thing. ...<snip>...

Yes, historical sciences are different in some ways. But in some ways
they are similar to other sciences.

Do your comments apply equally well to the historical science of
astronomy? (and to theoretical astrophysics?)