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Lakatos, I., "Falsification and the methodology of scientific research programmes ", in Lakatos, I., Musgrave, A. (ed.), Criticism and the growth of knowledge, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1970, pp. 91-195. Google

137 ;;Quote: a scientific program encourages work on its positive heuristics rather than on anomalies; hopefully, anomalies will disappear
151 ;;Quote: relatively few experiments are really important in a scientific program; testing is not important to theoretical physicists
162 ;;Quote: the importance of the Michelson-Morley experiment was not seen for 25 years; they thought it supported Stoke's ether theory
162+;;Quote: Einstein was unaware of Michelson, Fitzgerald and Lorentz; stimulated primarily by Mach's criticism of Newtonian mechanics
172 ;;Quote: science is not based on instant rationality and learning, even though it is presented as such
172+;;Quote: rationality works much slower than most people tend to think, and, even then, fallibly
173 ;;Quote: science does not proceed by crucial experiments that instantly overthrow a research program; crucial experiments only after the fact
174 ;;Quote: science is a battleground of research programs rather than isolated theories; some dogmatism is rational
175 ;;Quote: a mature science has a research program that anticipates novel auxiliary theories; it has heuristic power and avoids trial-and-error
187 ;;Quote: Newton's principle of gravitational attraction at a distance received much ridicule

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