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Topic: Verifiable


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  Religion -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Similarly, there are two types of questions which religion and science attempt to answer: questions of observable and verifiable phenomena (such as the laws of physics, or human behaviour), and questions of unobservable phenomena and value judgments (such as how the laws of physics came to be, and what is "good" and "bad").
Some apply religious methods only to questions of the unobservable and values, and apply scientific methods only to questions of the observable and verifiable; for instance, those that note the empirical evidence of evolution today, but assert from a religious basis that a supernatural God created the Universe and all the laws and phenomena therein.
Psychological approaches include attempts to explain religious urges as invasions from the (That part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware) unconscious, as in (United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)) William James's 1902 The Varieties of Religious Experience.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/re/religion.htm   (7194 words)

  
 Jules Henri PoincarĂ© [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
For example, the statement '2+2 = 4' is verifiable because it is possible to demonstrate its truth with the help of logical laws and the definition of sum; it is an analytical statement that admits a straightforward verification.
An unskilled chess player who watches a game can verify whether a move is legal, but he does not understand why players move certain pieces, for he does not see the plan which guides players' choices.
In other words, every elementary inference in a proof is easily verifiable through formal logic, but the invention of a proof requires the understanding -- grasped by intuition -- of the general scheme, which directs mathematician's efforts towards the final goal.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/p/poincare.htm   (3565 words)

  
 Science - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Natural sciences study nature; social sciences study human beings and society.
"Scientific" theories are objective - empirically verifiable - or "predictive" - they predict empirical results that can be checked.
Some of the findings of science can be very counter-intuitive.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /science.htm   (1622 words)

  
 Carnap, Rudolf [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
His main concerns were (i) to give an account of the distinction between analytic and synthetic statements and (ii) to give a suitable formulation of the verifiability principle; that is, to find a criterion of significance appropriate to scientific language.
The requirements of Carnap's method can be summarized as follows : (i) non-logical axioms must be explicitly stated, (ii) the number of non-logical axioms must be finite and (iii) observational terms must be clearly distinguished from theoretical terms.
Perhaps the most famous tenet of logical empiricism is the verifiability principle, according to which a synthetic statement is meaningful only if it is verifiable.
www.iep.utm.edu /c/carnap.htm   (5674 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Martin Luther
Unfortunately Luther himself in his self-revelation can hardly be taken as a safe guide.
Moreover, with an array of evidence, thoroughness of research, fullness of knowledge, and unrivalled mastery of monasticism, scholasticism, and mysticism, Denifle has removed it from the domain of debatable ground to that of verifiable certainty.
During the winter of 1508-09 he was sent to the University of Wittenberg, then in its infancy (founded 2 July, 1502), with an enrolment of one hundred and seventy-nine students.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09438b.htm   (16144 words)

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