Re: Post-Empiricism Science: A little surprised

From: John W Burgeson (
Date: Fri Sep 19 2003 - 12:37:56 EDT

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    Moorad said: "The essence of a scientific theory is the ability to make
    predictions and not merely give explanations, which is pure

    John Casti argues otherwise, in the book review reference I just cited.

    He also argues that various sciences do better at explanations and other
    do better at predictions. QM does well at the latter; almost zip at the
    former. Evolution and weather forecasting the revere of this.

    Economics is the only one that does rather badly at both. <G>


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