So how is that information that is to be brought into the argument formed; without logic?Simply false. Logic alone says nothing about the real world. It can be *used* with facts about the real world to help us deduce other facts about the real world. But logic alone can say nothing until other information is brought into the argument.
What quality or characteristic does logic check for to know that information is meaningful: is it not equality/consistency?
What principle does logic rely on to make accurate description of reality; is it not equality/consistency?
What does an experiment test for; is it not the equality/consistency in a hypothesis?
At what point can you say that the results of an experiment demonstrates a specific thing; is it not from the equality/consistency of the results (whether over time OR in relation to a previous assumption)?
My claim is nothing short of accurate.
We have all read Popper; I made sure of that (by quoting him for all to see).<quoted text>
Yes. And the trade-off is that logic and math cannot say anything about the real world. They provide a *language* that can be used, but no conclusions without other information. Have you actually read Popper? Or are you simply quoting the same thing over and over?
The thing which I am quoting over and over says what I want it to say every time; so I see no need to stop.
Unless you can find a quote that dismisses that particular quote that is attributed to Popper, I suggest you go get a cracker.
And you have always been a polite troll.Ok, so you have devolved to being a rude little troll.
I have already made my point, which is that ASSUMPTIONS ARE NECESSARY AND EFFECTIVE, EVEN IN SCIENCE.Which is why each and every one of *those* assumptions also have to be tested. Science is a long process exactly because of this: all the assumptions have to be investigated and tested. In the case you have presented, we can independently verify that bacteria do grow on the growth medium. We can test how their growth varies as we change the properties of the growth medium. We can test how long it takes them to grow for various growth media. We can test different pens to see if they affect the growth rate...