The logical positivists would have considered string theory as a speculative metaphysics. The instrumentalist aspect of logical positivism does not correspond with the opinions of string theorists. From the point of view of Popper’s falsifiability,  we clearly distinguish between … Read More
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In the interpretation of canonical quantum gravity (CQG), gravity appears as a geometric pseudoforce, is reduced to spacetime geometry and becomes a simple effect of spacetime curvature.  (Maudlin). Lehmkuhl argues that canonical formalism does not confirm this interpretation. General … Read More
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Heuristics of quantum gravity For the attempt to create a gravitational quantum theory, there are several research programs, some of which became obsolete over time due to the higher heuristic power of other programs. J. Butterfield thus distinguishes three major … Read More
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Recent decades indicate “a blurring of distinction between physical science and mathematical abstraction … [reflecting] a growing tendency to accept, and in some cases ignore, serious testability problems.”  Oldershaw lists dozens of major non-testing issues in the pre-instrumentalist era. … Read More
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Dear Nicolae Sfetcu, Re: Summit of Leaders 2019 (Oxford UK) & official ‘Best Enterprises/Manager of the Year’ Project On December 17, the traditional Summit of Leaders and the Socrates Awards Ceremony will be held at the Oxford Town Hall. The … Read More
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