Rick, my point was that among scientists and philosophers of science
themselves the various proposals for verification are _all_
controversial, and it behooves us non-scientists to be a little less
certain that we know what "scientific method" (or any part of it) _is_.
Some very important scientists have even argued that there is no such a
thing as "scientific method."
The physical, biological, and historical sciences are simply less cut
and dried than non-scientists (or high-school science texts) often