%A Dr. Afsar Abbas %T A " RIP VAN WINKLE HYPOTHESIS " TO RESOLVE THE REALISM - ANTIREALISM DEBATE %X The intensity of debate between the realists and antirealists shows no sign of abating. Here a new hypothesis is proposed to resolve the issue. The requirement of consistency and continuity are built-in in the methodology of this hypothesis. This new hypothesis supports realism. %D 2005 %K realism, antrealism, no-miracles agument %L cogprints4619