Science Is A Moral Discipline In Which We Struggle to Speak Truthfully

[S]cience is a moral discipline wherein we criticize our ideas, so that we can speak them truthfully:

1 — We test our relations for categorical consistency (identity)
2— We test our reasoning with logic for internal consistency.
3— We test our observations with external correspondence.
4— We test the existential possibilities of our premises by defining them in operational language
5— We test the rationality of our choices by subjective testing of incentives – all human action is rationally self interested.
6— We test the morality of our display, word, and deed by reciprocity: reciprocal tests of rationality.
7— We test the consequences of our theories for externalities (involuntary transfers).
8— We test the completeness of our statements with a tests of full accounting and limits.
9— We test the coherence of our statements with this list of constant relations both categorical, internal, external, existential, complete, and limited, including the rational when a matter of personal action, and reciprocal when a matter of interpersonal and political action.

Once we have tested our theories by these means, then we can say that we speak truthfully – and as such do no harm.

Because scientific method consists of due diligences necessary to warranty that we speak truthfully.  And by truthfully we mean consistent, correspondent, complete, rational, and moral, and laundered of ignorance, error, bias, wishful thinking, suggestion, obscurantism, fictionalism and deceit.

Curt Doolittle
Testimonialism and Propertarianism
The Philosophy of Aristocracy
The Propertarian Institute
Kiev, Ukraine

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