Problem

Scientific explanations of phenomena

Other Names:
Inappropriate application of scientific reasoning
Claim:

Traditionally, explanation is used to show how it is that a 'finished' body of scientific knowledge can be put to use. But finished sciences are few and far between, and so this limited use is confined to 'static' circumstances. Real 'explanation' also occurs in a dynamic context in which questions are being asked and answers are given as theories in the process of being constructed. This is the area which scientific dogmatism rejects as being 'unscientific'.

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Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
11.12.2017 – 12:47 CET