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to prove or show to be false

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overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

prove to be false or incorrect

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With the application of the Wilcoxon test, we add the property of falsifiability, or refutability, or testability to Didactic Engineering, according to the criterion of Popper's scientific status.
In fact, any approach that considers behavioural laws satisfying the criteria of objectivity, reproducibility, and refutability is scientific and falls in purview of rational choice framework.
1989) ("The criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its falsifiability, or refutability, or testability") (emphasis deleted)).
However, the methodologies and modalities employed by the physician do not always "fit" within the paradigm of falsifiability, refutability, and testability, set forth in the majority opinion of Daubert.
The Court stated, "The criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its falsifiability; or refutability, or testability.
First, the law of the excluded middle provides an engine for the establishment and continuation of a conversation along critical lines because it sets up a tension between the will of the participants to behold truth-like theories, and the refutation and refutability of these theories by empirical evidence.
He adds off his own bat and without special pleading that experience is an indispensable factor in refutability.
3) Refutability, the extent to which a partner can appeal to the other party's channel policies and decisions.
The Court said scientific methodology is based on generating hypotheses and testing them to see if they can be falsified, noting that the criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its "falsifiability, or refutability, or testability.
Kilmister also points out that Eddington initially subscribed to the refutability criterion (p.
10) On this line of thought, refutability becomes a criterion of rationality.
So verifiability and refutability, Carnap's view of science and Popper's, would appear symmetrical.
The final section examines the refutability, scope, and application of dialectical functionalism and offers some possibilities for specification of its hypotheses.
The criterion is refutability regardless of whether the evidence is obtained from the past or an experiment yet to be conducted.
The Court explains that a "key question" in deciding whether testimony qualifies as scientific knowledge is "whether it can be (and has been) tested," or in Karl Popper's words, "its falsifiability, or refutability, or testability.