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- n. One who relies on empirical observations.
There are some promising new names, such as laidback Canadian Pat Burtscher or geezerish observationalist Matt Rudge, but there's also a lot of fairly identical stand-up.
You are the great ELT observationalist…..and the comedian, too!
For an answer see Popper's Wikipedia entry; "Popper is perhaps best known for repudiating the classical observationalist-inductivist account of scientific method by advancing empirical falsifiability as the criterion for distinguishing scientific theory from non-science".
It is much easier for a historian to be a realist than for some scientists to be so because the historian is to an extent an observationalist; verisimilitude problems no more arise for her than they arise for a scientist whose work consists of observing, classifying, and interrelating the behavior of lions in the Serengetti.
As Pill confirms on "Music," he sounds like an unabashed descendant of the Dungeon Fam, at times playing the role of lucid observationalist, chronicling the despair that comes with the fatherlessness, drug dealing, and death that permeates his surroundings.
You sense there’s an attempt to capture the essence of The Office in the observationalist comedy- some of the calls are probably mongrelised versions of ones that have really happened- but there just isnt enough of a hook for the series to really grasp onto a fanbase.