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British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)

a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)

a container for cooking popcorn

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'Popper defends open society as preferable because a closed society prizes the group and forbids social arrangements from being critically evaluated,'' he said.
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The author applies Karl Popper's philosophy of science, particularly his understanding of truth and the exploration of reality, to the reading and interpretation of literature.
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Those in the first division critique two important theses concerning scientific rationality: Popper's famous view concerning the epistemological and methodological primacy of falsifiability in the credibilification of scientific theories, and the well-known Duhem-Quine holistic thesis regarding empirical theory formation.
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