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[Synoptic-L] The falsifiability of Juggernauts (was: "Is Q ...")

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  • Ron Price
    ... Mike, Sorry, there s a logical flaw in this argument. If hypothesis X makes assertions A and B, where A is falsifiable and B is not, then it follows that X
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 16, 1999
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      Mike MacDonnell wrote:

      >
      >(1) Q is not falsifiable.
      >(2) Since Q is not falsifiable, 3SH (as well as any other "hypothesis" that
      >depends on Q) is not falsifiable.
      >

      Mike,
      Sorry, there's a logical flaw in this argument.
      If hypothesis X makes assertions A and B, where A is falsifiable and B
      is not, then it follows that X is falsifiable because falsifying A is
      enough to falsify X.
      The 2SH and the 3SH , in addition to positing forms of Q, assert that
      Au_Matt made use of Mark and Au_Luke made use of Mark. These latter two
      assertions have nothing to do with hypothetical documents. Therefore the
      2SH and the 3SH are falsifiable in the same way that the Farrer
      Hypothesis is falsifiable.

      Ron Price

      Weston-on-Trent, Derby, UK

      e-mail: ron.price@...

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