Scientific Thinking LO22017

Gray Southon (Gray.Southon@uts.EDU.AU)
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 16:31:12 +1000

Replying to LO22014 --

I am not sure that appeal is necessarily a good test for theories.
"Scientific management" has been very attractive to some people.

I suspect social theories may be very messy, vague, and quite unattractive
to many.



At 20:40 27/06/99 -0700, you wrote:

>Second, is the realization that theories must be aesthetically pleasing to
>be generally accepted. This is of course connected to the idea that
>somehow and somewhere a grand unifying theory is waiting to be found.

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