[ExI] Bell's Inequality

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 06:53:27 UTC 2016

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 11:48 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Science is all about observability, measurement, and what actually
> exists.  If you wish to speculate that something that is never
> measurable, observable, or otherwise detectable must still exist, you
> need evidence.

### As David Deutsch wrote, science is about explanations. Observation and
measurement supported by theory is how you arrive at explanations.
Measurements are however not the output of science, explanations are.

I'd like to invite you to speculate about the existence of the inside of
the Earth. Have you observed it? Presumably, you haven't. Yet, you do
believe it exists, don't you? In the proper theoretical framework, it is
the perfect explanation for the outside not falling down.

Our understanding of the world, and of what exists, is made of successive
layers of explanations built from layers of theory-laden (another Deutsch
term) observations. We believe in what exists if it explains observations,
not if it is observed. If a good explanation implies something exists, then
that something exists, until proven otherwise.

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