From: Alexanian, Moorad (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 19 2003 - 14:03:12 EDT
My qualm is that all studies made by the human mind need not be called
science just to give it the prestige of, say, physics. It prostitutes
the word and deceives those who do not know what science is and what it
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of John W Burgeson
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: Post-Empiricism Science: A little surprised
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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