Otherwise, the program is pseudoscientific. Good science is progressive, bad science is degenerative, and if a research program does not predict anything new or involves new predictions that never happen, then such degeneration could have turned into a pseudoscience. Hansson Lakatos' methodology was an attempt to reconcile Popper's falsification with Thomas Kuhn's paradigms. Lakatos proposed a middle way in which Kuhn's socio-psychological approaches were replaced by logical-methodological ones. Paul Thagard believes that a theory is pseudo-scientific if it fails to progress and "the community of practitioners makes little attempt to develop the theory towards solutions of the problems, shows no concern for attempts to evaluate the theory in relation to others, and is selective in considering confirmations and disconfirmations.
Thagard states that sometimes theories will spend some time only as "unpromising" before they really deserve the title of pseudoscience. Daniel Rothbart sets eligibility criteria according to which the theory should include the rigor's explanatory success and gain testable implications that are incompatible with those of the rival. Rothbart George Reisch proposed that the demarcation be based on the integration of theory properly in other sciences.
In general, according to Reisch, an epistemic domain is pseudo-scientific if it cannot be incorporated into the existing set of established sciences. Reisch 2 According to Thagard's method, Thagard a theory is not scientific if it fulfills two conditions: 1 It is less progressive than alternative theories over a long period of time and faces many unresolved problems; and Sociologist Robert K. Merton Merton proposed demarcation criteria based on the value of science, characterized by a spirit that can be summed up as four sets of institutional imperatives: universalism affirmations must be subject to predetermined impersonal criteria , communism the findings are products of social collaboration , disinterestedness institutional control to reduce the effects of personal or ideological motives , and organized skepticism detached examination of beliefs.
Hansson Many other authors have proposed demarcation criteria to identify pseudoscience science. These typically include faith in authority, unrepeatable experiments, selected examples, unwillingness to test, non-compliance with rejection information, embedded subterfuges, abandoned explanations without replacement. Popper After all, Miller states, Miller the degree of corroboration of any falsified theory gives no indication, however small, either about the verisimilitude of the theory or how well the Truth is approximated.
Popper thought that a hypothesis that failed in some tests, but did not fail very badly, will give rise to a hypothesis with some predictions tested with certainty beyond the limits of experimental errors, but not too wrong, will be closer to the truth than to a failed radical rival one, even if both are falsified.
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