Prediction, Accommodation, and Explanation in Science: Are Just-so Stories Scientific?

2300 words One debate in the philosophy of science is whether or not a scientific hypothesis should make testable predictions or merely explain only what it purports to explain. Should a scientific hypothesis H predict previously unknown facts of the matter or only explain an observation? Take, for example, evolutionary psychology (EP). Any EP hypothesis … Continue reading Prediction, Accommodation, and Explanation in Science: Are Just-so Stories Scientific?