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Wildstar To Launch On June 3 64

An anonymous reader writes "Carbine Studios, a game company founded by former Blizzard developers, has been working on a new sci-fi MMORPG called Wildstar. The game has now gotten a release date: June 3rd. Rock, Paper, Shotgun's preview described the game thus: 'it's trying to out-MMO every other MMO. Not with big talk of moving narratives or ever-changing worlds, but by ramping up the unreal theme pack nature of its peers and predecessors. This is a game where you're constantly presented with a legion of things to do, numbers to increase, boxes to tick, things to collect, factions to impress, points to earn, monsters air-dropped in to battle without warning and/or preferably all of the above simultaneously. It might even be too much, too overwhelming in its parade of sideshows.'"
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Wildstar To Launch On June 3

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 13, 2014 @12:36PM (#46474267)

    Any theory that does not provide a method to falsify and validate its claims is a useless theory.

    You equivocate!

    The scientific method includes the falsifiability requirement for hypothesis, yes. When dealing with historical claims, falsifiability cannot logically apply. For example, I posit that Hitler actually existed and actually led during World War 2, which actually happened. We cannot rewind the universe to prove this. We cannot put Hitler's historical reality in a test tube. There is no test we could construct today to falsify this claim.

    Instead, we must operate under a preponderance of historical evidence. We gather documents or geological data (bomb impact sites, etc.) to compile a list of indicators that this claim is probably true. With enough indicators, you can say "this happened," even though you have not proven it in a scientific sense.

    So, claims like "natural selection produces change in the phenotype of a species" are falsifiable. Experiments that demonstrate this have been done, and can be done again, with animals that have short life spans. It is falsifiable, provable, and proven.

    The claim "all life on this planet got here, and attained its current form, by means of evolution (powered by natural selection)." That is actually a historical claim. It is not "historical" in that it is not a claim specifically about human actions. But it is "historical" in that it is a claim about what happened on this planet in the past. You cannot rewind the universe, nor can you put such a claim in a test tube. But you can gain evidence, such as fossil records and such, to create enough support for the claim to accept it as true. This, also, has been done.

    Your argument is bogus.

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