On 3/8/2013 11:08 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
Hi,

    Is the following a sound claim?


"...scientifically meaningful propositions are questions about the past, the present, the future, or the eternal laws that:

  * might in principle be both false and true
  * admit a method, at least in principle, to evaluate their truth
    values."

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    Is the following a sound claim?

"...examples of propositions that don't belong to science because one of the disqualifying conditions below holds:

 * they're purely mathematical in character so they require no
   empirical input at all
 * they're statements about fictional objects such as Hamlet that can't
   be decided from the only available data, in this case the text of
   Hamlet (there's no "real Hamlet" offering "additional data")
 * they depend on subjective opinions and preferences"

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Onward!

Stephen

PS, I am quotingSean Carroll  <http://preposterousuniverse.com/>

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