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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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$E(X_t|F_s) = X_s,\quad t > s$

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