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  •  Oh - and the air example isn't very well-chosen... (0+ / 0-)

    because Priestly and Lavoisier's works have an apples-oranges-y flavor to them. See Kuhn for details, but the upshot is that the best that can be said is that Priestly discovered oxygen, while Lavoisier invented it. One has to badly mangle history in order to make this example fit the simplistic (= false) phenomenon-theory-experiment model of science.


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    by punditician on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 06:26:37 PM PDT

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    •  I appreciate your take on this, (2+ / 0-)
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      but I shall still disagree.  Priestly was a very good experimentalist, but was weak on interpretation.  Lavoisier was good at both.  I do not think that I mangled history, but I will admit that my treatment here was very brief, because I wrote an entire piece about this very subject.

      I have to get an index of links ready just for times like this.

      Warmest regards,

      Doc

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      by Translator on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 06:39:37 PM PDT

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    •  If you want to relpy any more, (0+ / 0-)

      please change your obscene tag line.  Teachers use my posts for classroom things, and seeing your obscene words sort of eliminate my good pieces.  Otherwise, I will hit you with hide ratings, and also ask the site managers to ban you.

      Deal?

      No regards,

      Doc

      Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me over and over, then either I really love you blindly or I am a Republican.

      by Translator on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 10:22:04 PM PDT

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