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How We Know What We Know – Diagonal Proof

(This post continues a series that I started writing last year. Click on the “How we know what we know” tag to read those earlier posts. In particular, if you’re not familiar with the concept of proof by contradiction, you … Continue reading

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How We Know What We Know 3: Proof By Contradiction

Before we start, I’d just like to apologise for the lack of replies to comments recently, especially on part 2 of this series. My life recently has been… not bad, but full of incident, and it’s taken all my spare … Continue reading

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How We Know What We Know 2: Occam’s Razor

(Continues from part one) So far we’ve examined how we form a scientific theory. What we need to know now is what makes a *good* theory – how do we choose between two theories which make the same predictions? The … Continue reading

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How We Know What We Know: 1 – Feedback

One of the reasons I’ve started this series of posts is because I have a huge respect for the scientific method – in fact, I’d go so far as to say that I think the scientific method is the only … Continue reading

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How We Know What We Know: Introduction

I’ve been reading up a lot over the last few years about a large variety of subjects, not science as such but how we do science and how we actually know what we know. I’ve written about some of these … Continue reading

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