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Topic: When is a theory wrong? Action-Reaction investigates!
Replies: 6   Last Post: Dec 5, 2012 5:40 PM

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 herbert glazier Posts: 192 Registered: 7/26/10
Re: When is a theory wrong? Action-Reaction investigates!
Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:15 AM

On Dec 4, 10:50 pm, jdawe <mrjd...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Wrong - Correct
>
> Constant - Variable
>
> So, action-reaction tells us being wrong is an absolute constant. In
> other words, if we are wrong we have nothing correct so we score a
> zero.
>
> Being correct on the other hand is a variable relative to absolute
> failure. So the degree with which we are correct is variable.
>
> Cold-Hot
>
> It's like hot and cold. Cold is absolute zero whilst hot is a value
> relative to that.
>
> Wrong-Correct
>
> Dark-Bright
>
> Absolute-Relative
>
> Linear-Curvature
>
> Constant-Variable
>
> Rest-Motion
>
>
> Therefore,
>
> Dark, Absolute, Linear, Constant, Rest, Instantaneous are all Wrong.
>
> In other words,
>
> Dark = Absolute = Linear = Constant = Rest = Instantaneous = Wrong = 0
>
> So, you score zero if your theory is only made up of those words.
>
> Bright, Relative, Curved, Variable, Motion, Gradual are all correct.
>
> In other words,
>
> Depending on the amount of these attributes we use is the degree of
> being 'correct'.
>
> -------------
>
> So, if I propose Light is in a Constant Motion of 4444444343 km/h
>
> I would score 0 for using 'constant' and 1 point for using 'motion'
> because motion exists however 'constant' doesn't. So my theory is 1
> point correct.
>
> If I say,
>
> Linear - Curvature
>
> Cold - Heat
>
> Decrease - Increase
>
> If I propose a CURVATURE in a wire that has an electric current
> running though it will induce an INCREASE in the degree of COLD.
>
> I would score 0 for using the word COLD and a 1 point each for
> CURVATURE and INCREASE.
>
> So I would be 2 points correct.
>
> I would of been 3 points correct if I had of said:
>
> A wire with CURVATURE that has an electric current running through it
> will induce an INCREASE in HEAT.
>
> So, try and use the things on the left side in your theories as little
> as possible:
>
> Symmetrical - Asymmetrical
>
> Microcosmic - Macrocosmic
>
> Gravitation - Levitation
>
> Contraction - Expansion
>
> Absolutivity - Relativity
>
> Space - Time
>
> Whole - Particle
>
> Continuum - Discrete
>
> Fake - Real

Theory is wrong when its a bad idea TeBet

Date Subject Author
12/4/12 jdawe