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There Are Always Anomalies

From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 09:09:57 -0400
Archived: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 08:17:32 -0400
Subject: There Are Always Anomalies

In recent posts, while discussing theories and the 'as-practiced-
today' scientific method, the comment has been made that "there
are _always_ anomalies_."

That phrase hinted, at least as I read the posts, that because
there are always anomalies, they kind of don't need to be taken
seriously in "science" or attempts to create a theories.
(Apologies if I've been taking that phrase the wrong way.)

I'd like to comment that as I see it, anomalies, meaning those
that have been solidly witnessed, _must_ be taken into account
in creating theories or testing theories. I can't see any
possible honest, logical reason for _ever_ ignoring relevant,
solidly witnessed anomalies.

And this is why I declare, from time to time, that the
"scientific method" as practiced today, is _seriously_

Anomalies generally can't be re-created, but that should never
be justification for ignoring them.

Eleanor White

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