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The tag line says “Not monolithic orthodoxy”.

This is not a definition of plagiodoxy, but a description, stated in the negative. Negativity gets a bad press.

But if our most powerful problem solving tool-science- is founded on the principle of falsification, it seems to me this leads us directly to re-evaluating the negative. We can, after all, state with much greater confidence that the world is not flat than we can say that it is spherical. Further, we can say with greater confidence that the world is not spherical than we can say that it is an oblate spheroid of revolution. Even further, we can say with more confidence that it is not a smooth oblate spheroid of revolution, working our way through falsification away from mathematical abstraction toward a description of the Earth’s shape as it actually exists, at least as it existed at the time of measurement, plus or minus error.

A longer tag line could read:”Thinking on the slant about the world as a heterogenous system, far from equilibrium”.

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