unfalsifiable


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unfalsifiable

(ʌnˈfɔːlsɪˌfaɪəbəl)
adj
unable to be shown as false, although possibly not true
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With Dowd's more unbelievable theories, she is committing the cardinal sin of journalism: peddling unfalsifiable claims as evidence of a larger trend.
unverifiable, equally unfalsifiable, and equally subject to decreasing
Something exists" is unfalsifiable in that it is verified at every moment, even when there is an attempted falsification of the claim.
Wiseman also makes the sweeping and unfalsifiable generalisation that parapsychologists conduct very many studies that fail and therefore are never written up for conference presentation and journal publication.
Like conspiracy theories more generally, MacLean's argument is, in many places, unfalsifiable.
True, but neither can we "prove" an equally unfalsifiable conspiracy theory that O'Donnell was hired by President Trump (or colluded with Vladimir Putin) to make such nonsensical, partisan-driven diatribes against the president in order to win Trump'sympathy and further discredit MSNBC and the Fake News leftist media choir to which it belongs.
Of course such a hydraulic and largely unfalsifiable theory makes no sense.
Marshall (2008) claims that with respect to pure sociology, "both confirmation and disconfirmation are impossible, since the system is unfalsifiable .
Pozen notes that the theory "has been applied in ways that are unfalsifiable, in tension with the text and purpose of FOIA, and susceptible to abuse and overbreadth.
That both slaves and kin experience 'dependence' to various degrees is an unfalsifiable statement, but its heuristic potential is close to zero.
In the philosophy of science of *Popper falsifiability is the great merit of genuine scientific theory, as opposed to unfalsifiable pseudo- science, notably psychoanalysis and *historical materialism.
The 'Year of the Drone' has been a year of unfalsifiable statements, of sizzle sans steak, with every week bringing new and self-serving claims about how drones will revolutionise everything someday.