Empirically Validatable Knowledge

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



  • 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. ...


  • (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"