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Critical thinking through the eyes of Richard Paul and Karl Popper
This 1993 workshop marks the beginning of my new logical or metaphysical research program on the application of Karl Popper’s non-inductive theory of method to the management of the World’s commercial fisheries. The view, ...
The sound management of a fishery as a social engineering: applying Karl Popper's demarcation criterion to an Area 2 stock of Pacific halibut
The Newfoundland fishery for Atlantic cod was once the largest cod fishery in the World. In the early 1990s this fishery formed part of an Atlantic Canadian groundfish fishery collapse that has become one of the World's ...
On-farm measurements of pH, electrical conductivity and nitrate in soil extracts for monitoring coupling and decoupling of nutrient cycles
(Biological Agriculture & Horticulture, 1993)
Karl Popper’s organon and the world’s fisheries: fish stock assessment as a pseudoscience, an inductivism that can bear no fruit
Recent long term historical studies of commercial fisheries have pointed to a well established pattern of overfishing. Under the principle of transference – what is true in logic is true in psychology and scientific method ...
Observations on a mixed farm during the transition to biological husbandry
Tunwath is a mixed farm (laying hens-grains) located in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, in a cool humid temperate zone. It includes about 2100 laying hens, 35 hectares of field crops and additional garden, pasture, hay ...
Distinguishing input controls from ouput controls in Atlantic Canada's fisheries: explaining the decline and collapse of Newfoundland's Atlantic cod stocks
The lobster and groundfish fisheries of Atlantic Canada have been managed in very different ways. The Atlantic lobster fishery has been managed by input controls in which regulations have been developed by a posteriori ...
The Oaks Experiments on Organic Management of Turf: Final Industry Report
(Edmonds Landscape and Construction Services Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada., 1996-10-30)
The Oaks experiments were designed to address practical questions about organic management of turfs (lawns, sports fields etc.), notably: (i) How do we use organic fertilizers and soil-building amendments on turf for maximum ...
Biological husbandry and the "nitrogen problem"
(Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 1986)
Since 1978, the author has been conducting research into the theory and practice of biological husbandry in collaboration with a farmer who stopped using pesticides and mineral fertilizers in 1976. Eggs are exported from ...
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 ...
Proceedings of the Bioregional Farmer/Scientist Workshop in Organic Agriculture (Maine & Maritime Provinces), 1988•
(Organic Crop Improvement Association of New Brunswick & Dalhousie University, 1991-06-15)
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