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If two different theories describe experimental observations equally well, can one be said to be...

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If two different theories describe experimental observations equally well, can one be said to be more valid than the other?

Evolution of Philosophy into Physics:

In ancient times, there was no proper classification of specialization as in modern sciences. It was all studied as natural philosophy. Medicine, mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, and chemistry, all were part of philosophy. From the 19th century, as the specializing fields in all subjects started growing exponentially, we got them separated as different subjects, one of them being Physics although they still collectively describe the nature of reality and physics is the most fundamental of them.

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No. One theory cannot be said more valid than the other even if the number of observations explained by them is almost equal.

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