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Section 1 Question 2 Part A A correspondence rule c-rule is when observational and theoretical terms are put together to form a specific definition Science has evolved through this by positivists by combining theoretical and mathematical logic The c-rule is the basis for all positivists The bioconditional affect though is that which connects observations to theories through and if and only if stance By using mathematical logic positivists have concluded that there are 5 rules that are the essence of the c-rule To start one must have a quantifiers to state what the observational object is under scrutiny Next the positivist would add mathematical logic to the equation through the use of symbols The results are then determined as observational andor theoretical terms applying naturally to the laws of nature The reasons behind this logic though are simple Positivists wanted to discredit the fact that science and experimentation are subjective By creating a standard way of testing and interpreting results through mathematics science now becomes universal and objective Section 1 Question 2 Part B People still try to discredit positivism though They say that positivists use subjunctive mathematics rather objective mathematics Through these accusations positivists take a mighty blow and become nearly wholly discredited By saying that positivists are subjunctive one is saying that positivists add to the disorder of the experiment by using theory over fact If a positivist came to me with an experiment on how to get better tire traction on a race track I being a skeptic could discredit him by saying that his logic falls on the theoretical side and is therefore subjunctive Now to argue against me the positivist would go out to the mile strip and lessen the air pressure of his front tires creating more tire to track surface area assuming the car is FWD as well He has now proved that his tires will catch the track faster on the next run by having more
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