All posts tagged with philosophy of science

Link: Falsifiable science and good science

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Sabine Hossenfelder has become an outspoken skeptic of the idea that a new, even-bigger-than-the-LHC particle collider will achieve any breakthrough in high ...

Fifty paradigms of grey

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The Guardian has a retrospective in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of publication of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (and you can buy an anniversa...

Lacking knowledge

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Sandra Blakeslee discusses a new book about the process of science: Ignorance: How It Drives Science, by Stuart Firestein (“To Advance, Search for a Black Ca...

Science's rules

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John Wilkins has started a “Scientist’s Operating Manual” – a collaborative project with the aim of writing a short text for non-scientists. I’m pointing to ...

Quote: Elliott Sober on the force of selection

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Elliott Sober’s book, The Nature of Selection, discusses the philosophical underpinnings of evolutionary explanation in relation to other sciences. I turn to...