Foundations of Science 23 (2):411-414 (2018)

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Robert Luk
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Recently, Luk mentioned that scientific knowledge both explains and predicts. Do these two functions of scientific knowledge have equal significance, or is one of the two functions more important than the other? This commentary explains why prediction may be mandatory but explanation may be only desirable and optional.
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