LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL
This brief and simplified discernment is to further elaborate on the following essay https://futureandcosmos.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-untrue-all-scientific-theories-are.html:
Falsification and validation need be both methods in the scientific process. However, in an interdependent and interconnected world, validation in general (i.e. such as can be dependent of such as resources, means, times, and costs), would be more meaningful and appropriate for the following main reasons:
1.0 It can take just one empirical data to falsify a theory. And therefore, for complex theories that require much resources, technology, time, and efforts; the method overall does not optimize resources, time, and efforts. Furthermore, life, nature, and existence is a dynamic and transformative wholeness process. And therefore, cannot just simply be falsified as independent parts since the whole is of infinite dynamic and transformative potentialities of possibilities as well as far greater than sum of its parts.
2.0 Falsification would more often be about a theory or "How" and "What" rather than about "Why". And which is a main reason why the scientific method and process is more or less reductionist, fragment, mechanistic, and physical.
3.0 While validation (as in verification) is also about "Why" and "How" or potentialities of possibilities rather than just about "What". And therefore, has greater testability potentialities of possibilities or more ways to verify and validate. And which implies that falsification can be part or subset of the scientific validation method and process.
4.0 Furthermore, in an interdependent and interconnected world, validation would be a broader or more comprehensive approach as well as better way to gather knowledge and empirical data. In simple words, falsification alone is inadequate as scientific method. And further, is totally inadequate in an interdependent and interconnected world of wholeness process (i.e. "Why" goes beyond "How" and "What" or falsification).
5.0 And therefore, from 3.0-4.0, validation is more dynamic and flexible method (i.e however, falsification, validation, and or both should be applied appropriately or depending on the theories to maximize such as resources, operations, available technology, and circumstances) since the method does not have to be restricted to or focusing on just the content and context of a theory but also on potential interdependent and interconnected links as well as their causalities..
For example, if "Why" is known, then the content and context of a theory would more likely be obviously known as correct or not. Furthermore, would help better or properly develop theory in the first place. And which is why philosophy and naturalness-spiritual development and practice are meaningful or essential since they are more about "Why" and "How" than just "What". Another way of saying is "Whys" are more about holistic or whole solutions or answers while "How" and "What" are more about details. And therefore, if the solutions are incorrect, then the details would naturally be incorrect or inadequate. However, they or "Why", "How", and "What" are not only complementary to each other (organized science has acknowledged that the scientific method is more about "How" and "What" rather than why. And as well as is also known as about "How" and "What" rather than "Why") but interdependent and interconnected to each other when they are based on the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature or are irreducible. While "Why", "How", and "What" based on human constructs could be reducible.
Furthermore, in an interdependent and interconnected world, even previously accepted theories (as previously mentioned) still could easily be incomplete or wrong. Therefore, complementary validation process would better help prevent, eliminate, and or identify such potential problems during formalizing theories or even before. In addition, the scientific method also needs to consider or implement method for epistemology and ontology that are far beyond normal or present human perception and experience as well as lack of such knowledge or science and technology. And an expanded and enhanced transcendent or holistic scientific method and process can be based or developed on:
1.0 Integrate naturalness-spiritual practice as part of the scientific development and practice. Naturalness-spiritual development and practice are mainly about knowing, transcending, and better the human conditions, living experience, and transformation.
2.0 Integrate philosophy as part of the scientific development and practice. Naturalness-spiritual development and practice are mainly about self-inquiry or "Know Thyself" (or basically the essence, nature, and ground of being). And inquiry of nature or "Know Nature" (or basically the essence, nature, and ground of nature). While philosophy is about conceptualize and formalize such perception and experience through more about "Why" and "How" or potentialities of possibilities than "What" or details brain storming.
3.0 Holistic scientific development and practice are essential in an interdependent and interconnected world. And is which why falsification alone is neither adequate nor optimize scientific method.
4.0 Apply falsification and or validation based on the content and context of theories. And taking into consideration the present deficiencies in the human perception and experience as well as unknown science or missing links and unavailable technology. In simple words, a holistic adaptive self-corrected and improved as well as dynamic flow states feedback scientific method and process rather than static and non-flow states. And is now possible with available technology or a great holistic dynamic and adaptive scientific method and process could be developed with advanced AI and machines or even self-realized and actualized AI.
5.0 A meaningful and robust scientific theory need to include not only "How" and "What" but also "Why". And in particularly in an interdependent and interconnected world.
Lacking the practices of 1.0-5.0 as well as complementary "Whys" inquire about the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature, would not or cannot lead to neither meanings nor purposes (as organized science would readily admit). And therefore, neither orientation nor direction. And therefore, is endangered of much existential risks or de-evolve and disappearing (many species have already been extinct) in the known physical world. And beyond.
In addition, the followings need to be mentioned:
Religion is basically practice derived from naturalness-spiritual knowledge rather than spiritual development, practices, and experience (and there are great differences between knowledge and practices and experience). And integrated with human constructs. Furthermore, religion is about beliefs rather than the essence, nature, and ground of being and nature, and philosophy (theology is not the same as philosophy or theology is based more on scriptures while philosophy is about open perception and experience inquiry of realms and worlds through the process of being and becoming) is not part of religion. While naturalness-spiritual is not about beliefs but rather open inquiry about the essence, nature, and ground of being and nature. And therefore, require philosophical and scientific (would be far more and more errors prone if philosophical concepts and formularizations are omitted when complexness, subtleness, and hiddenness of realms and worlds increase) methods and processes to properly or meaningfully develop and practice.
A few further discernments (as well as past discernment and inspirations) to further illustrate, strengthen, and complement these inspirations and encouragements:
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