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Speculations and Physics

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ike Carl Hempel and Ernest Nagel regard a theory as scientific if it is hypothetico-deductive. To them, scientific theories are sets of inter-relate... ...r-related because a minimum number of axioms and hypotheses yield, in an inexorable deductive sequence, everything else known in the field the theor... ...ith breadth, width, and profundity, such as Darwin's theory of evolution - are not deductively integrated and are very difficult to test (falsify) ... ... scientific activity. Alleged connections that cannot be captured in these nets of reasoning are cast out either as "hypothetical" or as "false". I... ...erse is partial to life, not indifferent to it. All four are forms of teleological reasoning (that nature has a purpose) masquerading as eutaxiolog... ...ical accounts are possible. What happens when we try to apply the same teleological reasoning to the system as a whole, to the Universe itself? In t... ...h as the electron or dark matter) derive their meaning from their place in complex deductive systems of empirically-testable theorems. Ethicists re... ... have been the first to offer this simplistic formulation of the Logical (a-priori, deductive) Problem of Evil, later expounded on by David Hume in ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

...ur seas of fish? Or has God made us in His image and expects us to use our reasoning to do something about the mess that we have created for oursel... ...Wreck, you’re right about that. I’m going to have to watch my inductive and deductive reasoning and not let them get in the way of my passion. So wha... ...’re right about that. I’m going to have to watch my inductive and deductive reasoning and not let them get in the way of my passion. So what if a per...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

......................................................... 207 THE PROCESS OF REASONING .................................................................... ... ―But for those of us who have overcome our traditions through our reasoning and therefore had to eliminate our hopes for celestial longevity... ...ven‘t cited the sources or the methodology of their research, much of the reasoning seems to revolve around the former required atheism of the USSR, ... ... certain loss of personal freedom. So far our citizens have accepted that reasoning and accept a large degree of totalitarian control. You cringe, C... ...ttered ability to question everything. When your society prevents you from reasoning it is the Grim Reaper burying progress. When you stop questionin... ...cessary, definitions. That is inductive logic. Then we argue according to deductive logic. There are a number of rules for this. What if we wa... ... a more critical view of the evidence and the proper use of inductive and deductive logic we might come a bit closer together. And probably the basic...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...verse 5 Everyone knows this is not true. By using logical deduction and reasoning, the infinite variations and permutations of differences and... ...g instead of everything. Because of this, its entire accumulation of logical deductive reasoning is suspect. The very fact that the abstract logic ... ...of everything. Because of this, its entire accumulation of logical deductive reasoning is suspect. The very fact that the abstract logic of mathem... ...abysmal lack of writing, and evidence from which modern historians base their reasoning upon. Always seeking the easiest, most convenient explanatio... ...tify your enemy: you can’t fight it. This is the complete hoax of western reasoning and research. If after spending over 1 trillion dollars sea... ...igion, and also the Son of God?… What wonder is it; that this kind of corrupt reasoning is so addictive? Only… you have to very stupid, or very bra...

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