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Understanding Natural Science Based on Abductive Inference: Continental Drift

Title
Understanding Natural Science Based on Abductive Inference: Continental Drift
Author
오준영
Keywords
*NATURAL history; *INFERENCE (Logic); *CONTINENTAL drift; *EVOLUTION (Biology); *COMPARATIVE studies; *PROBLEM solving
Issue Date
2014-06
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media
Citation
Foundations of Science. Jun2014, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p153-174. 22p.
Abstract
This study aims to understand scientific inference for the evolutionary procedure of Continental Drift based on abductive inference, which is important for creative inference and scientific discovery during problem solving. We present the following two research problems: (1) we suggest a scientific inference procedure as well as various strategies and a criterion for choosing hypotheses over other competing or previous hypotheses; aspects of this procedure include puzzling observation, abduction, retroduction, updating, deduction, induction, and recycle; and (2) we analyze the 'theory of continental drift' discovery, called the Earth science revolution, using our multistage inference procedure. Wegener's Continental Drift hypothesis had an impact comparable to the revolution caused by Darwin's theory of evolution in biology. Finally, the suggested inquiry inference model can provide us with a more consistent view of science and promote a deeper understanding of scientific concepts. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
URI
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10699-013-9322-2http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/47814
ISSN
1233-1821
DOI
10.1007/s10699-013-9322-2
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