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Galileo Galilei (from 16th century) and Rudolf Carnap (from 19th century) has their important contributions in the Experimental methods of science. Here we are going to compare and analyse both methods to reach to an effective conclusion. 1. The Experimental method of Rudolf Carnap has given a new introduction to the Philosophy of science. In his experimental methods, Carnap talks about the preliminary experiments in scientific procedures. The preliminary experiments allow a scientist to rectify any significant errors and make proper conclusions. Whereas in Galileo’s methods of Experiments, hypothesis has an important role to play. Galileo reports to have done multiple experiments to prove his hypothesis statements. Example- Ball rolling down inclined planes reaching equal velocities. 2. According to Carnap, cultural beliefs has an influence in selecting the relevant topics for experiments. For Galileo, rejection of cultural beliefs becomes important for the method of reasoning to follow. Moreover, cultural beliefs…

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