Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets/Considering Joseph Smith/Paradigm debate/A Pragmatic Approach

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A Pragmatic Approach to Paradigm Debate

  • Theories are neither verified, nor falsified, but assessed by a variety of criteria. (Barbour, 116)
  • It makes a great deal of sense to ask which of two actual and competing theories fits the facts better. (Kuhn, 147).

Paradigm choice is a value-based tentative decision (that is, faith), not rule-based final decision (that is, not perfect knowledge).