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Tyrone Lai



The Philosophical Relevance of "Technically Good" Experiments




The existence of "technically good' experiments reminds us that experiments are designed.  In face of this, the Duhem-Quine thesis cannot be appealed to indiscriminately.  Such an indiscriminate appeal is incompatible with the advancement of experimental science as it would make nonsense of the practice of designing experiments.  It is not a matter of convenience which theory to give up when there is disagreement between experiment and prediction.

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