The concept of multiple working hypotheses has different meanings to different scientists, but the particular essay by T. C. Chamberlin, first published in the nineteenth century, is still cited or given lip service by some as a valid scientific method. This seems to be the result of uncritical acceptance and/or the need to validate one's own ability to be objective or fair. Chamberlin's Method seems unrealistic and outmoded in the context of today's science and deserves to be recognized for what it is: a chimera.

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