20210913

Consupponibility and falsifiability

 PSI Blog 20210913 Consupponibility and falsifiability

 

Steve Puetz gets this week’s book prize:

 

“I have a couple of questions. If you can answer them, it will be a tremendous help....

 

What benefits do fundamental assumptions provide (such as the 10 Assumptions of Science) if they do not contribute to some type of testability (falsifiability) of theoretical formulations?  

 

[GB: Unbeknownst to Collingwood or Popper, fundamental assumptions are not falsifiable because the all involve infinity. For instance, we assume there are physical causes for all effects. This works for us most of the time, but when it doesn’t, we assume there are causes anyway. “Kinetic” theories are like that. For instance, gravitation currently is obvious and even has an equation although a physical cause has not been found. That is why Aether Deceleration Theory is the best gravitation theory because it hypothesizes aether as the collider necessary to produce the observed acceleration of gravitation. The beauty of The Ten Assumptions of Science is the consupponibility among them. Regressive physicists and reformists have learned to live with the cognitive dissonance engendered by the historical miss-mass needed to conform with religious ideas.[1]]

 

“Regarding the demise of the philosophy of science in the 20th century. Can you send me some references to describe what happened here?  As I recall, many major universities fired philosophers who were opposed to Einstein's ideas.”

 

[GB: Steve, just check this PSI Blog:

 http://thescientificworldview.blogspot.com/2012/01/censorship-in-regressive-physics.html. That involved UC Berkeley, where I once was a visiting prof (but not in physics). I don’t know how widespread the firings of dissident physicists were. If you or anyone else has a reference, I would love to have it.

 

Also, here is the NPA Charter written by Dr. John Chappell:

http://thescientificworldview.blogspot.com/2020/02/natural-philosophy-alliance-npa-charter.html. It provides a little background on what we are up against.]



[1] Borchardt, Glenn, 2020, Religious Roots of Relativity: Berkeley, California, Progressive Science Institute, 160 p. [ https://go.glennborchardt.com/RRR-ebk ]

 

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