- We live in a world which has qualities that don't depend on our beliefs about it.
- Our sense perceptions are caused by the way the world is.
- We can improve the correspondence between our beliefs and the way the world is by reasoning about patterns in our sense perceptions.
Have I left out any scientific presuppositions which are not already components of these three assumptions? Have I assumed too much? I'm still finding and considering other lists of all presuppositions necessary and sufficient for scientific method, but the above represents my current thinking. Feedback requested!