Definition of "Experiment" (was: Re: Experiments With Human Subj

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 23 Sep 96 20:20:57 PDT

"Michael Butler" writes:
>OK, so we appear to have the distinction between disciplines that
>1) observe-(model-)predict, and
>2) observe-(model-)make_a_change_in_what's_observed-predict,
>Do I understand Robin to be saying that category (2) is an
>experimental discipline, and category (1) is not?


>Are they both justifiably called "science"?


Robin D. Hanson