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Author Munrid Qaraq wrote on Mar. 3, 2017 @ 19:20 GMT
Essay Abstract

Against the well-known objection that in the history of science there are many theories that are successful but false, Psillos offers a three-pronged defense of scientific realism as the best explanation for the success of science. Focusing on these, I criticize Psillos’ defense, arguing that each prong is weakened when we recognize that according to realist rebuttals of the underdetermination argument and versions of empiricism, realists are committed to accounting for the explanatory success of theories, not their mere empirical adequacy or instrumental reliability.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 17:16 GMT
Dear Munrid Qaraq,

Please excuse me for I have no intention of disparaging in any way any part of your essay.

I merely wish to point out that “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate.

Only nature could produce a reality so simple, a single cell amoeba could deal with it.

The real Universe must consist only of one unified visible infinite physical surface occurring in one infinite dimension, that am always illuminated by infinite non-surface light.

A more detailed explanation of natural reality can be found in my essay, SCORE ONE FOR SIMPLICITY. I do hope that you will read my essay and perhaps comment on its merit.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 11, 2017 @ 01:25 GMT
Nice essay Mr Qaraq,

Your nice idea as given in the abstract….. “

Against the well-known objection that in the history of science there are many theories that are successful but false, Psillos offers a three-pronged defense of scientific realism as the best explanation for the success of science”

1. The great success of current scientific theories in contexts of...

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Don Limuti wrote on Mar. 28, 2017 @ 01:22 GMT
Hi Munrid,

I like your essay and its logic:

The "no-miracle argument": The great success of current scientific theories in contexts of prediction, explanation, and technical control would be a miracle without the assumption that such theories are effectively tracking the truth. Is approximate truth just another term for falsehood, or perhaps, a special class of falsehoods that are useful for certain scientific (dare I say political) purposes?

From my own perspective the General Theory of Relativity is an approximate truth. However, it has become gospel. It was never intended as gospel, but the emotional need of enforcing the truth is causing some distortion in science and mathematics.

I appreciate your excellent philosophical review.

Don Limuti

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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 08:28 GMT
Dear Sirs!

Physics of Descartes, which existed prior to the physics of Newton returned as the New Cartesian Physic and promises to be a theory of everything. To tell you this good news I use «spam».

New Cartesian Physic based on the identity of space and matter. It showed that the formula of mass-energy equivalence comes from the pressure of the Universe, the flow of force which on the corpuscle is equal to the product of Planck's constant to the speed of light.

New Cartesian Physic has great potential for understanding the world. To show it, I ventured to give "materialistic explanations of the paranormal and supernatural" is the title of my essay.

Visit my essay, you will find there the New Cartesian Physic and make a short entry: "I believe that space is a matter" I will answer you in return. Can put me 1.

Sincerely,

Dizhechko Boris

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