Empirically Validatable Knowledge

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An Empirically Validatable Knowledge is a falsifiable theory that is not falsified theory.



References

2020

  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/07/30/you-must-not-do-your-own-research-when-it-comes-to-science/
    • QUOTE: Similarly, in the field of climate science, it’s overwhelmingly well-understood that:
      1. the Earth is warming,
      2. and local climate patterns are changing,
      3. caused by changes in the concentration of gases in our atmosphere,
      4. driven by human-caused emission of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels,
      5. and that this is having a number of adverse consequences: causing changes in food supplies, water availability, and land use all across the world.
    • This has been scientifically known and accepted by the consensus of active climate scientists for more than 30 years, and yet a sustained misinformation campaign — as well as a few contrarian scientists — has sown sufficient doubt that anyone who is determined to “do their own research” can find boatloads of websites and documents confirming whatever conspiratorial line of thought they prefer. ...

2009

  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=scientific%20theory
  • S: (n) scientific theory (a theory that explains scientific observations) "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=theory
    • S: (n) theory (a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena) "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"
    • S: (n) hypothesis, possibility, theory (a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena) "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
    • S: (n) theory (a belief that can guide behavior) "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"