In everyday speech, a theory is interchanged with hypothesis.

Hypothesis A cardinal rule is the 'principal' or central rule of a premise.

A hypothesis tells us the"WHAT" about a phenomenon It is and "if...

The burden of proof falls on the person who makes the claim. "No negative hypothesis can be proved" is a hypothesis in need of proof. It ought not to be given any more weight than the evidence for it allows. Theories, unlike persons, are not innocent until proven guilty. They are unusable as theorems until they are proven to be true. I've done my level best to show why I reject the hypothesis as untenable, both in terms of abstract logic and in terms of matters of fact.

Or perhaps he made hisstatement in some specific context.

True. Then in the future, it would be good for you to say, "I believe that no negatives can be proven." This will indicate clearly that it is a religious act and not a conclusion from the field of logic, mathematics or science.

". . . we must pause to realize that, outside our coterie, much of what we do is incomprehensible. There is no way we could convince a self-confident skeptic that the things we are talking about make sense, let alone 'exist.'" (D&H, 44)


3. "Spin more than one hypothesis" (210).

If you wish to withdraw the proposition because you don't know what you mean by it, that's fine with me. "I don't know" is a perfectly respectable position to take.

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Semantics is kind of a cool discipline. It's what keeps all of our words from running together into one big puddle. Without semantics, we would be reduced to talking like Ringo Starr in that caveman movie he did.

right you must show that the null hypothesis is likely to be wrong ..

One example of "weasel words" is to make a distinction without a difference. For the purposes of this essay, I haven't made a distinction between thesis, hypothesis, thesis, theory, proposition, or premise. I use these words pretty much interchangeably for the sake of "elegant variation." If push comes to shove, I'll make up abbreviations for the statement that I reject and for the alternative that I defend, and edit the whole darned page so that I never vary in my terminology. I hate reading that kind of writing, but I will adopt that style if necessary.

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This is what I call "equivocation." There may be other variations that fall into this same category. It's not fair to change the meaning of words in the middle of a debate, so that the meaning of the words in the conclusion is different from the meaning in the statement of the question or the premisses. I've done the best I know how not to change the meaning of the terms I use. I expect the same courtesy from others.

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So far as I can tell, I haven't held back any part of the argument that is relevant to deciding between the alternative hypotheses. If I or my respondents can add anything to the debate, I will burn a few more recycled electrons to add it to this page.

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This is a sloppy definition of what a "straw man" is. It is not just a caricature (emphasizing some features at the expense of others) but a complete misrepresentation. If someone attributes the wrong hypothesis to me ("Moleski thinks all negatives are provable"), then produces one example of an unprovable negative as a counterexample, they have not defeated my argument but just the "straw man" or "paper tiger" that they set up.