Inductivism: Paradigm Of Science

Science involves systematic inquiry into the natural world which aims to organize, predict and explain empirical data. One strength is that this definition not only defines science, but mentions what science aims for. A weakness this definition has is it is too broad with the term "the natural word".
Scientism says that unless one can test it scientifically then its not worth anything. Many people affirm this way of thinking because maybe like skeptics they seek certainty in their beliefs and they feel security in this way of thought.
Inductivism is a version of scientific realism that uses the scientific method as an on going process. Inductivism makes scientific advances with experimental data and create theories strictly with that data. One problem with Inductivism is that it uses data obtained through the senses, and not everyone perceives everything the same way as everyone else
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Methodological naturalism is not a suitable paradigm for science, because science is used to explain why things are the way they are. If one excludes a particular possibility of explanation, just for the sake of common ground or because they don 't believe in that possibility, then they 're not keeping an open mind, which is an important part of finding explanations. No one discovers the truth with a closed mind.
Long Answer
There are five necessary presuppositions of science. Each one is necessary to presume in order to practice science and they can not be established by science itself.
The first presupposition, the law of thought is necessary because in order to practice science there must be some sort of logic used to determine what make sense as proper data and explanations. The laws of thought can 't be proven scientifically because, actions and thinking presuppose science

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