On 3/19/2013 6:29 PM, meekerdb wrote:
> Of course it works in the sense that the selected theory will save the
> facts, because you only consider theories that are not contradicted by
> the facts - and if you are fortunate enough to have more than one,
> then you consider Occams razor and esthetic criteria.  But you don't
> have to throw out all but one.  You use esthetic criteria just to
> decide which theory is most likely to lead further.  A theory suggests
> new tests and more comprehensive theories, so in general all of them:
> string-theory, loop-quantum-gravity, causal sets, are pursued by
> different people.  It is neither necessary or desirable to choose one
> and nominate it THE TRUTH.
> Brent




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