On the difference between being right and wrong

There are some questions on differences that reveal the difference between being right and wrong,

One of them is: what’s the difference between Linnean and cladistic classification? The answer is that Linnean classification is consistent whereas cladistic classification is inconsistent. The difference between them is thus between being right and wrong, since inconsistency is wrong per definition.

Another of them is: what’s the difference between Higgs particle and all other elementary particles? The answer is that Higgs particle is inconsistent whereas all other elementary particles are consistent. The difference between them is thus between being wrong and right, since inconsistency is wrong per definition.

Note that these questions do not decide which of the models that are compared that are right, but which of them that are wrong. Expressed in a traditional scientific terminology, they falsify the underlying system of classification (in a generic meaning of being inconsistent) between two competing models. They reveal which of the competing models that is based on an erroneous (ie, inconsistent) system of classification. By this, they do not reveal that the other model is right, but just that we have to look for the right model among models of this kind (or these kinds).

These questions can’t fail, because the only thing we can be sure about is that a model that is based on an inconsistent system of classification is wrong. They can thus peel off delusions like cladistics and Higgs particle.

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