Re: Selection of scientific theories - metascientific experiment

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    Metascience wrote:
    > Literature references:
    > Popper, K R: Objective knowledge: an evolutionary approach, Oxford 1972.
    > Kuhn, Thomas S: The structure of scientific revolutions. Univ. of Chicago
    > Press, 1962.
    > Sokal, Alan D: Transgressing the boundaries: Toward a transformative
    > hermeneutics of quantum gravity. Social Text 46/47 vol. 14 no. 1-2 1996 p.
    > 217.
    Another source worth investigating is

    Hull, D. L. (2001). Science and selection: essays on biological
    evolution and the philosophy of science. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York,
    Cambridge University Press.

    Hull has some essays in this that address exactly the topic you are, and
    makes some points about there being largescale research of this kind
    only if there is largescale funding available for it.

    John Wilkins, Head, Communication Services, The Walter and Eliza Hall 
    Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
    Homo homini aut deus aut lupus - Erasmus of Rotterdam

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