Posted: Nov 19, 2019 4:01 pm
by Spearthrower
I'm doubting a lot of people who can't recognize that science isn't merely observations and that you still need to prioritize formal logic above mere induction. When you are dealing with physics in which much of what we see in space is relatively static observations, you require to delve into the deeper philosophical and logical analysis with more care than simply looking. Evidence is not simply the observations alone.


So about that evidence.

Do you intend to share any for your alternative model?

Also, for clarity, science doesn't actually operate on 'formal logic', which isn't to say that there are no applications of it within science, but rather that the indisputable primacy in terms of scientific standards is observational data, i.e. evidence. And there's no 'mere induction' - it's how hypothesis formation begins.

You can't use logic to decree something in science, you still have to actually go and find it existing empirically.