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fal·si·fy

(fawlsi-fī)
The deliberate action of telling, writing, or documenting information that is inaccurate or incomplete.
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Leaving falsifiability aside, there remains the need to provide an account for the multitude of potential emotional appraisals of a situation.
Even Karl Popper conceded that neither falsifiability "nor any other criterion []can distinguish science from pseudo-science on the basis of formal logic alone." Adina Schwartz, A "Dogma of Empiricism" Revisited: Daubert v.
In discussing this second point, when he refers to issues of scientific truth he mostly seems to be referring to what is at least the popular understanding of the falsifiability criterion of philosopher Karl Popper: a theory is scientific only if it is vulnerable to being falsified.
For Lakatos, contrary to Popper, the complete or partial falsifiability of theoretical assumptions is not a conflict between empirical evidence and theoretical propositions; but it may be the outcome of a better theory which explains the empirical evidence better.
In order to make traditional biology labs more challenging and interesting, we engage our students in the concepts of testability, falsifiability, and repeatability by asking them to try to disprove discoveries of the past.
Sloppy, disorderly, or impenetrable arrangements defeat access to the demonstration of the workings of the argument, deny falsifiability, distract the audience's attention from the communication of the discourse, and deflate the audience's reception and reaction to the argument.
Popper's falsificationist philosophy of science has resulted in a remarkable body of work--prolific, broad, diverse, and novel in the history and the sociology of the sciences (physics and biology in the main)--that argues that Popper was incorrect in thinking that the sciences are defined by falsifiability. Science, according to Popper's critics, uses tacit knowledge, paradigms, metaphysical frameworks, research programmes, personal knowledge, or nothing special at all.
Soroush voices criticisms over the pressures in Iran and argues that democracy relies on epistemological falsifiability and pluralism, both of which he believes exist in Iran.
F53 is also an advocate of falsifiability: a theory 'must have implications susceptible to empirical contradiction' (Friedman 1953: 38).
On the particular occasion to which I refer, Karl Popper had popped in from London to discuss with us his concept of falsifiability and it was not Russell but Ludwig Wittgenstein who was late.
Therefore, he suggests, not the verifiability but the falsifiability of a system is to be taken as a criterion of demarcation.