This gets a little qualified; the hypothesis should make some attempt, `however feeble', to solve a scientific problem; and unfalsifiable metaphysical hypotheses are allowed in, though only on the coat-tails of falsifiable
hypotheses, and must go with them if the latter are expelled.
Castile's substitute explanation may be taken as a starting point for a search for a falsifiable
I cannot hope to have persuaded you in twenty minutes, but I hope I have sensitized you to be on watch for them, to respect and appreciate them, and not to be afraid of counting them among the things you know that are true and important and were not obvious before you studied economics, even though they do not count as empirically grounded, potentially falsifiable
, scientific hypotheses.
If someone really wants to understand what economists are up to, it does-not advance the enterprise very far to say they construct potentially falsifiable
theorems founded on the hard core of the neo-Walrasian project.
Whenever new concepts and ideas are introduced in physics, it is to be expected that they not only adequately explain the existing findings, but also enable new predictions that are falsifiable
by experimental means.
experiments, while not a trivial problem, has been easier in the physical sciences than in social sciences.
The grim epistemological truth," de Jasay writes, "is that statements about man's essential nature and his natural rights are neither falsifiable
Then I asked the students to modify each of the testable questions into a falsifiable
Scribner interprets this: "it is with reference to experience that transcendental claims are falsifiable
He explicates the axiom by saying: "(1) it is a law of reality that is not conceivably falsifiable
, and yet is empirically meaningful and true; (2) it rests on universal inner experience, and not simply on external experience, i.
String theory has not had a lot of success in making falsifiable
predictions," says study coauthor Michael Duff of Imperial College London.
hypotheses are proposed as solutions to the problem, and the conjectured hypotheses are then criticized and tested.