1) Popper did not endorse a policy of waving in any old rivals to a currently prevailing theory, provided only that they are falsifiable
In epistemology this means that to be objective is to make precisely formulated, publicly expressed claims that are falsifiable
and amenable to inter-subjective testing and criticism (39, 41, 54).
Scientific theories must be falsifiable
, they must be testable; if found wanting, we must replace them with something better.
That a scientific theory is to be tested by a doctrine of faith that is neither testable nor falsifiable
, is ludicrous.
The "keys" are 13 falsifiable
conditions that favor reelection of the incumbent party.
At first glance it would seem that it falls afoul of reason in that it is not a falsifiable
proposition in the same sense that the proposition, "tomatoes are of color x," can be shown true or false through observation and experimentation.
are not necessarily the final word; and it is falsifiable
The theory has made itself vulnerable and falsifiable
," he says.
He points to something called "irreducible complexity," which is one of the few falsifiable
claims of intelligent design.
Science cannot prove anything without one or more falsifiable
hypotheses (not always easy to formulate) and a reasonable expectation of accumulating enough empirical evidence to test the hypotheses.
A hypothesis of "intelligent design" is not testable and falsifiable
using the Scientific Method.
observation, comparisons, natural experiments); and they make falsifiable
claims and predictions about historical facts and trends (e.
Creationism meets several of the criteria, Laudan says, and even he argues that it is falsifiable
, thus strictly speaking meeting the criteria of science put forward by Overton.
Science is committed to a conception of truth (though one that is always provisional and contestable) reached through a conventional methodology of proof (though one that can be difficult to apply and interpret) that is based on the testing of falsifiable
The empirical prediction yielded by the model (high levels of religious competition will trigger official Catholic antiauthoritarianism) is falsifiable
, and Gill proceeds to check it against the available evidence.