Take Home Midterm

Take Home Midterm - John Hebson 2-17-09 PHYS 4450 Take Home...

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John Hebson 2-17-09 PHYS 4450 Take Home Midterm 1)a) If an Inductivist was to look at this episode of the discovery of non-parity, they would most likely believe in these experimental results. They would hold this position because Inductivisim relies on probability and generalizations based on observable facts. This is why they would see this as true, it has been observed in an experiment. It would also challenge the Inductivist’s point of view in that, the majority of prior knowledge used in this discovery was based on the unobservable. An Inductivist would want to see data based on observable experience or fact. b) If Karl Popper, an advocate of the falsifications views on science, he would most likely believe the data but still look for a better explanation of the theory. Falsification relies on the idea that science progresses through trial and error and that it does not rely on trial and error. It is said that a good theory will be extremely falsifiable, that is have many apparent flaws, yet still strongly resist falsification. That is, it will remain true to the best of our knowledge no matter how many different ways you test it.
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