Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Popper , Karl Raimund (2002-03-29), The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Psychology Press, Retrieved on 2012-06-21
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    21 JUN 2012

     Theories Must be Falsifiable

    In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable: and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.
    Folksonomies: theory falsifiability
    Folksonomies: theory falsifiability
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    If they are not, they do not speak about reality.

    21 JUN 2012

     Science is Built on a Swamp

    Science does not rest upon solid bedrock. The bold structure of its theories rises, as it were, above a swamp. It is like a building erected on piles. The piles are driven down from above into the swamp, but not down to any natural or 'given' base; and when we cease our attempts to drive our piles into a deeper layer, it is not because we have reached firm ground. We simply stop when we are satisfied that they are firm enough to carry the structure, at least for the time being.
    Folksonomies: science metaphor
    Folksonomies: science metaphor
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    Standing on piles driven down into reality, but never solidly in it.