Strong Inference

Certain Systematic Methods of Scientific Thinking May Produce Much More Rapid Progress Than Others
  • John R. Platt
Part of the The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology book series (SSUA)


Scientists these days tend to keep up a polite fiction that all science is equal. Except for the work of the misguided opponent whose arguments we happen to be refuting at the time, we speak as though every scientist’s field and methods of study are as good as every other scientist’s, and perhaps a little better. This keeps us all cordial when it comes to recommending each other for government grants.


Inductive Inference Logical Tree Multiple Hypothesis Strong Inference Crucial Experiment 
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