Re: Post-Empiricism Science: A little surprised

Date: Wed Sep 17 2003 - 13:29:47 EDT

  • Next message: Walter Hicks: "Re: Post-Empiricism Science: A little surprised"

    In a message dated 9/17/03 8:39:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

    > Ancients used to explain eclipses and why the sun rises but could not make
    > predictions. The essence of a scientific theory is the ability to make
    > predictions and not merely give explanations, which is pure phenomenology.

    I may be misunderstanding you but 'calendars' are devices that predict the
    motion of heavenly bodies. If I am not mistaken the ancients even considered the
    processional cycle of the earth when they designed their 'axis mundis.'

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