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The Method of Resolving the Inconsistencies that Stymie Scientific fields

Ola, Paul (2023) The Method of Resolving the Inconsistencies that Stymie Scientific fields. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The history of physics teaches us that the resolution of inconsistencies is the reliable path to breakthroughs. What it does not teach us is the method by which Albert Einstein developed the theory of general relativity which resolved inconsistencies, such as that which the disagreement between the Newtonian theory of gravity and the motion of Mercury constituted in astronomy from the time of Le Verrier, and how this method can be employed to resolve other inconsistencies. Notable among these inconsistencies are those which Einstein later aimed to resolve on the path to a unified field theory in which an explanation of quantum phenomena that approximates reality similar to General Relativity unites seamlessly with the latter and those between mono-causal theories of the causation of the illness that follows the effect (disease) of a specific factor and multi-causal accounts that attribute the same effect to the interaction of the many factors that are implicated in the generation of this illness. After 14 years of research that aims to resolve the latter, we developed a form of the method of conceptually approximating reality which, unlike the form employed by Einstein during the development of General Relativity, does not necessitate mathematical conception of the things to be described on the path to mechanistic understanding but only fluency in the non-mathematical language of pure thought which mathematicians may translate into equivalents that permit such conception when this understanding has been achieved. Together, our results reveal that the solution to the problems that scientific fields presently face does not lie in new mathematical or computational tools but rather in acquisition of the capacity to employ this unrestricted form of the method by which Einstein, while forging the path to the mechanistic understanding of astronomical phenomena, conceptually approximated reality so closely that accuracy characterizes the relativistic models of astronomy.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Ola, Paul0000-0001-7303-8905
Keywords: Conceptual reality approximation; Unification
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Laws of Nature
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
General Issues > Science Education
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Depositing User: Paul Ola
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2023 00:10
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 00:10
Item ID: 22693
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/ds5g4
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Laws of Nature
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
General Issues > Science Education
General Issues > Theory/Observation
Date: 6 March 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22693

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