While science cannot falsify the vague postulate that there may be purpose to the universe, nevertheless the specific claims of the scriptures are, in many cases, empirically falsifiable
, and those that are have been falsified.
In this sense, Patil's article offers a precious chance to consider how periodizations and big interpretative frames can only have a heuristic role and are always provisional and falsifiable
(the reviewer discussed this topic at greater length here: http://indianphilosophyblog.
Assuming a fairly common representation of 'the scientific method' in economics (cf Hausman, 1992), where abstracting and idealising are necessary to theorisation, and the testing of theories amounts to empirically checking central theoretical propositions and their falsifiable
implications, it remains possible that an apparently justified theory is wrong or inferior.
Unlike in the physical sciences where a hypothesis may be proposed, tested, and potentially disproved, military science generally does not offer falsifiable
To believe in science is to believe in the scientific method - it is to believe that intellectual progress comes from making falsifiable
But what the hypothesis has going for it, that many of Wade's preferred theories does not, is a falsifiable
causative link--not merely a correlation--between genetic mutation, a biological change, and a behavioral consequence.
Regardless of efforts to nebulize CAGW to explain all forms of climatic and weather variation, in 2013 every loosely falsifiable
prediction of the CAGW narrative seems to have failed.
It is empirical in the sense that it is self-evidently true once stated, consistent with human experience, and not empirically falsifiable
statements were those that contained, among other things, "observation sentences" of the sort that "proposition P is falsifiable
if and only if P deductively implies at least one observation sentence O.
The 1948 MRC streptomycin trial could perhaps be called the pinnacle of the OEBM in the sense that it provided the most useful scientific information about how to treat tuberculosis, and it opened the era of RCTs in medicine, which were perfect examples of the testing of the falsifiable
hypotheses a la Popper in medical research.
If financial economic theory is to be falsifiable
, it must pass tests about human behavior and its interaction with economic institutions and the environment on the small scale as well as the large.
Future research must provide more rigorous and falsifiable
tests of the benefits of humility.