Quote: compare theories on their clarity, predictive power, simplicity, and confirmations

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scientific method
philosophy of science
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Instead of dichotomizing [theories between observationally] significant and nonsignificant systems … regard to such characteristics as these: (a) the … (b) the systematic, i.e., explanatory and predictive, power … … ; (d) the extent to which the theories … [Kant: i.e., reject a system if it is inconsistent, ad hoc, or extravagantly complicated] [Higginbotham: can these properties be defined logically? If so, could distinguish between science and speculation. This had been the goal of Carnap]   Google-1   Google-2

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Quote: how can one distinguish between science and speculation? Is there a logical evaluation of a theory?

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