That sounds good, and in general I agree. That's the scientific method.
However, most of the "evidence" in epistemology comes from introspection.
Ayn Rand is telling us how she thinks.
I like the way she thinks.
You don't. Dick McCullough
Context Knowledge Systems
mKE and the mKR language
> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:20:04 -0400
> From: sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx
> To: ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Maxwell's Equations for Knowledge
> Everything important is a judgment call.
> > #2 and #3 are judgment calls, which only you can make for yourself.
> No. There is a systematic way to test judgment. It's called science.
> I recommend the following article by Richard Feynman:
> Ayn Rand's writings are examples of what Feynman calls Cargo Cult
> Science. What's missing from them is "scientific integrity":
> > We've learned from experience that the truth will out. Other
> > experimenters will repeat your experiment and find out whether you
> > were wrong or right. Nature's phenomena will agree or they'll
> > disagree with your theory. And, although you may gain some
> > temporary fame, you will not gain a good reputation as a scientist
> > if you haven't tried to be very careful in this kind of work. And
> > it's this type of integrity, this kind of care not to fool yourself,
> > that is missing to a large extent from much of the research in
> > Cargo Cult Science.
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