Dear John and colleagues, The idea that the rationality of science is in the specifics of its nature as an institution goes back at least to C.S. Peirce, and does not lie in the activities or reasoning of specific scientists. The the sociological approach misses the target completely, and is
One of the most special properties of science -- indeed its core that differentiates it from natural philosophy -- is the practice of testing hypotheses. Leaving aside the 'human' weaknesses involved here, there is, however, the 'Duhem-Quine thesis' to be faced. In order to test an hypothesis,
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Dear Stan and colleagues, Taking it literally, isn't it a pure contradiction, an oxymoron, attempting a scientific mythology? The mythos is the way of knowing purely based on tradition and on the firmest doubtlessness, where the source of authority comes only from magnificent ancestors...