—Observations vs Operations vs Explanations—

1) OBSERVATION, hypothesis, tested, theory, tested exhaustively, “Fact.”
2) OPERATIONS, hypothesis, tested, theory, tested exhaustively”, “Recipe
3) EXPLANATION, hypothesis, tested, theory, tested exhaustively, “Law

(an apriori statement is a special case of explanation whereby the statement of hypothesis can be true and cannot be false.)

Observation: reporting of facts
Operations: production of processes.
Explanations: describing causal relations

That’s probably the epistemological state of the art in a nutshell.

Curt Doolittle
The Propertarian Institute
Kiev, Ukraine

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