What is a Law of Nature?
Andrés Ruiz
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Nice article. I think Lakatos’ point in refuting Popper’s naive falsificationism is related to the point that observations are always theory-laden.

Quine also said something like the theory as a whole is composed of many propositions, (including background assumptions), and it is logically impossible to isolate any of the propositions and subject it to empirical testing (see Duhem-Quine thesis).

Anyway, all of these concerns whether observations can verify/falsify a theory 100%, i.e. in an all-or-nothing fashion. A Bayesian approach seems like a good idea to address our change in belief in a theory or proposition, given new evidences.

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