Falsifiability

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'''Falsifiability''' is a fundamental property of a statement of it being possible to have counter-examples to. According to [[Karl Popper]], claims that are not falsifiable are considered to be outside the realm of [[science]]. This criterion is accepted by most of the worldwide scientific community.
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'''Falsifiability''' is a fundamental property of a statement of it being possible to have counter-examples to (the search for these counter-examples is called [[falsification]]). According to [[Karl Popper]], claims that are not falsifiable are considered to be outside the realm of [[science]]. This criterion is accepted by most of the worldwide scientific community.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Logic]]
 
*[[Logic]]
 
*[[Logical fallacy]]  
 
*[[Logical fallacy]]  
*[[Pseudoscience]]
 
 
*[[You Can't Prove a Negative]]
 
*[[You Can't Prove a Negative]]
  
 
[[Category:Science]]
 
[[Category:Science]]

Revision as of 17:13, 1 May 2007

Falsifiability is a fundamental property of a statement of it being possible to have counter-examples to (the search for these counter-examples is called falsification). According to Karl Popper, claims that are not falsifiable are considered to be outside the realm of science. This criterion is accepted by most of the worldwide scientific community.

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