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dc.contributor.authorRehman, Jalees
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-10T00:06:05Z
dc.date.available2016-06-10T00:06:05Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-27
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRehman, J. Murder Your Darling Hypotheses But Do Not Bury Them. 3Quarksdaily.com http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2015/04/murder-your-darling-hypotheses-but-do-not-bury-them.htmlen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/20717
dc.description.abstractHow do scientists decide when it is time to murder their darling hypotheses? The simple answer is that scientists ought to give up scientific hypotheses once the experimental data is unable to support them, no matter how “darling” they are. However, the problem with scientific hypotheses is that they aren’t just generated based on subjective whims. A scientific hypothesis is usually put forward after analyzing substantial amounts of experimental data. The better a hypothesis is at explaining the existing data, the more “darling” it becomes. Therefore, scientists are reluctant to discard a hypothesis because of just one piece of experimental data that contradicts it.en_US
dc.publisherwww.3Quarksdaily.comen_US
dc.subjectdecision-makingen_US
dc.subjectphilosophy of scienceen_US
dc.subjectscienceen_US
dc.subjectcognitive scienceen_US
dc.subjecthypothesisen_US
dc.subjectscientific methoden_US
dc.titleMurder Your Darling Hypotheses But Do Not Bury Themen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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