#AlternativeFacts #AlternativeHypotheses #AltHype

Marching for Science with John Wilkins - a perspective from Philosophy of Science




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Streamed live on Feb 23, 2017

What should marchers for science advocate for (if anything)? Which way would you try to bias the economy of attention to science?
Should scientists (as individuals) be advocates for particular causes - and should the scientific enterprise advocate for particular causes?
#AlternativeFacts and Epistemic Relativism
How about an #AlternativeHypotheses hashtag (#AltHype for short :D ?)

Blog post: http://www.scifuture.org/marching-for...

John Wilkins is a historian and philosopher of science, especially biology. Apple tragic. Pratchett fan. Curmudgeon.

If we are in principle happy to accept scientific models (especially those that have graduated form hypothesis to theory) as structurally real - then does this give us reasons never to be overconfident about our assumptions?

Some scientists have concerns for being involved directly - other scientists say they should have a voice and be heard on issues that matter and stand up and complain when public policy is based on erroneous logic and/or faulty assumptions, bad science. What's your view? What are the risks?

We will cover scientific realism vs structuralism in another video in the near future!

Scientific Realism vs Scientific Structuralism (or Structuralism for short)
Ontic (OSR) vs Epistemic (ESR)
Does the claim that one can know only the abstract structure of the world trivialize scientific knowledge? (Epistemic Structural Realism and Ontic Structural Realism)

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