On the Hypothetico-Deductive Nature of Science--Darwin's Finches.

Published on Jan 1, 2009in Science Education2.897
· DOI :10.1007/s11191-008-9151-9
Anton E. Lawson43
Estimated H-index: 43
(ASU: Arizona State University)
Allchin (2006) has misinterpreted a classic case of hypothetico-deductive (HD) science in terms of his preferred ‘let’s-gather-some-data-and-see-what-emerges’ view. The misrepresentation concerns the research program of Peter and Rosemary Grant on Darwin’s finches. The present essay argues that the Grants’ research is HD in nature and includes a statement by Peter Grant to that effect.
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