accretion theory

accretion theory

[ə′krē·shən ′thē·ə·rē]
(astronomy)
A theory that the solar system originated from vortices in a disk-shaped mass.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When their criticism is correct, Coleman follows Marget's "principle of continuity" or Murray Rothbard's "accretion theory of knowledge" by averring that it is folded into "the Tradition"--"[the] great tendency of the Tradition is to become integrated and whole" (p.