johnburgeson: Re: Views of the Scientific Enterprise

John W. Burgeson (
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 16:11:58 -0700

To Alan:

>>I'd say he's right about the interplay between theory and observation
that the "Baconian" model of collecting data and then deducing laws is an
inaccurate description of science, but that still doesn't allow him to
talk of current laws of physics as metaphysical absolutes.>>

Thanks for the answer. I was not thinking of Baconian concepts but
I suspect he was. That helps.


You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail.
Get completely free e-mail from Juno at
Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]