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Maybe. One can also construct a sound theory, even prove it, and leave the job of its compatibilty with the acquis communautaire to someone else. The two parts of the demonstration are not necesarily dependent on each other.
The modern history of scientifical theories has seen anything btw, including theories cancelling each other or not being successful because not being convincing, or even liked enough by the community.
Fortunately science doesn't work in the manner of the catholic church burning Giordano Bruno, and there are scientists taking seriously, or at least doubting mystical or spiritual phenomenons without being reduced to muttering silently "eppur si muove".

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by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Sun May 31st, 2009 at 06:54:10 PM EST
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One can also construct a sound theory, even prove it, and leave the job of its compatibilty with the acquis communautaire to someone else.
True, but if the theory is not relevant to other scientists, it stays on the fringes and is soon forgotten. That's a risk one takes.

BTW, I think you're using theory in the typically mathematical sense of a body of consistent results. I believe the word theory is usually reserved by scientists for an amply proven set of mechanisms and conclusions about the some aspect of the world.

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by martingale on Sun May 31st, 2009 at 11:38:46 PM EST
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