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Fisheries Stock Assessment: an inductive science with the Logical form of Primitive Magic
Abstract. A logical analysis of the common fisheries models used in stock assessment has shown that they produce specific predictions with the logical form of existential statements, fail Karl Popper’s falsifiability ...
What is a fish stock assessment? Is it a sound method? Can it be used to manage a commercial fishery?
Under Karl Popper's non-inductive theory of method arguments are never carried from data to advice as in a fish stock assessment. That is: a distinction or 'demarcation' has to be made between (i) a Lamarckian-like inductive ...