[Taxacom] Biodiversity questions: Classifications

Fred Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Fri Oct 4 08:09:23 CDT 2013

On 10/4/2013 9:00 AM, Dan Lahr wrote:

> Incidently, I tend think that applying the popperian definition of science
> to taxonomy, as you have indicated, is a bit of trying to fit a square peg
> in a round hole.  Popper's definition is too restrictive: exploratory
> science is also part of science!  HOw would we come to hypothesis if we
> don't know what objects can be hypothesizable subjects?

* an interesting point - the popperian hypothesis is that "it will be 
only through exploratory data collection and baconian induction that it 
will be possible to form a falsifiable hypothesis about this subject." 
In my experience, this hypothesis is often corroborated.

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