Explanation in science

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Explanation in science is a description of the unknown in terms of the known.[1] When an explanation is so supple that it can explain any behavior, it is difficult to test it experimentally, much less use it as a catalyst for scientific discovery.[2] Explanation in science, and anywhere else, if it is to avoid an infinite regress, always lead to certain things that are regarded as ultimate.[3]

References

  1. Alex Williams, John Hartnett (2005). Dismantling the Big Bang. Green Forest, AR, USA: Master Books, 346. ISBN 978-0-89051-437-5. 
  2. Philip Skell (August 29, 2005). Why Do We Invoke Darwin?. The Scientist. Retrieved on June 13, 2013.
  3. John C. Lennox (2009). God's undertaker. Has science buried God?. Oxford, England: Lion Hudson, 186. ISBN 978-0-7459-5371-7. 

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