Auxiliary Hypotheses

Some articles on auxiliary hypotheses, auxiliary:

Creationist Objections To Evolution - Scientific Status - Unfalsifiability
... of statements," some of which are not falsifiable, and others – what he calls "auxiliary hypotheses," which are ... features – unity, fecundity, and independent testability of auxiliary hypotheses Unity "A science should be unified.. ... up its problem-solving strategies (1982 47–48) Auxiliary hypotheses that are independently testable "An auxiliary hypothesis ought to be testable independently of the ...
Imre Lakatos - Research Programmes
... that are formulated in order to explain evidence that threatens the 'hard core' are termed auxiliary hypotheses ... Auxiliary hypotheses are considered expendable by the adherents of the research programme - they may be altered or abandoned as empirical discoveries require in ... for Lakatos, in whether the recent changes to its auxiliary hypotheses have achieved this greater explanatory/predictive power or whether they have been made simply out ...

Famous quotes containing the word hypotheses:

    We shall do better to abandon the whole attempt to learn the truth ... unless we can trust to the human mind’s having such a power of guessing right that before very many hypotheses shall have been tried, intelligent guessing may be expected to lead us to one which will support all tests, leaving the vast majority of possible hypotheses unexamined.
    Charles S. Pierce (1839–1914)