Falsifiability

In the philosophy of science, a theory is falsifiable if it is contradicted by possible observations—i.e., by any observations that can be described in the language of the theory, which must have a conventional empirical interpretation. Thus the theory must be about scientific evidence and it must prohibit some possible observations. For example, the statement


In the philosophy of science, a theory is falsifiable if it is contradicted by possible observations—i.e., by any observations that can be described in the language of the theory, which must have a conventional empirical interpretation. Thus the theory must be about scientific evidence and it must prohibit some possible observations. For example, the statement "All swans are white" is falsifiable because "Here is a black swan" contradicts it.
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