Originally Posted by tigtog
I have, of course, now arrived at a simpler version of my objective rephrasing of ECREE above. With simplicity comes some loss of my previous version's precision, but this may be a more useful intermediate level of explication.
- Let EC be a scientifically contentious claim.
- Let EE be evidence that can settle these contentions when critically scrutinised via the scientific method.
Thus ECREE becomes
"Scientifically contentious claims require evidence able to settle these contentions when critically scrutinised via the scientific method."
My previous attempt at least has the virtue of handily including the requisite explications of "scientifically contentious" and "scientific method" for anyone who might be unsure exactly what either term entails.
I still think ECREE is a more engaging phrasing for the purpose of science education.