Testability. The criterion for good theories. The death of modern humans.

Scientists are testing a theory of particles in a Weyl semimetal instead of testing it near a black hole. Because the behavior or particles in a semimetal is similar to the behavior of particles near a black hole.

At the same time string theory has been maligned because it makes predictions that cannot be tested. (1)

The basic criterion of whether a scientific theory is successful or not is something very practical – almost childish in nature: Testability. You may have the greatest theory of all times, explaining all great mysteries of the universe, and yet the scientific community will not even bother looking at it if there is no way to test it. It is like a small child wanting to test the advice of his parents: he will never be able to do so because he just lacks the necessary knowledge and tools to do so. The child will only follow the advice of his parents out of love and trust. These are the most important criteria of a good theory: does it relate to humans? Does it stem from love for humans?

Look at religion. It used to be science. But now we have forgotten what true science is. Now we treat ourselves as machines and all we care about is numbers and data. We have dehumanized the cosmos. And we are paying the price.

We want to live. We want to exist.

And we want to be logical enough to justify that urge.

But these are two important things which cannot be tested or proved…

Look at the mirror. There is no way to test that this is you.

Do you love your parents?

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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