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Argument From Analogy in Science

  1. Sep 9, 2006 #1
    Do you guys think that argument of analogy belong in sciences like physics, chemistry and biology?

    I don't, because its doesn't seem to have any logical basis. What are your guys' views on this topic?
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2006 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    I'm not sure what you mean. "Argument by analogy" won't prove anything but may lead to hypotheses that can then be checked by experiment- always the "court of last resort" in science.
     
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