falsifiability

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falsifiability

(ˌfɔːlsɪˌfaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
(Philosophy) the quality of being falsifiable
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falsabilidad
falsifioitavuus
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The scientists did not accept it largely because the presence of a spiritual dimension to life is an untestable hypothesis. Because of the intractability of the debate, Teilhard's contentions, which I call Teilhardism, warrant further attention today.
Some will put it very low indeed, suggesting - it is, of course, an untestable hypothesis - that the results of all but about two or three per cent of races would be exactly the same if jockeys got their mounts at random.
In the context of the Evolution versus ID debate, ID is more correctly labeled as an untestable hypothesis than as a 'theory.' The primary failure of the ID hypothesis is that it is not falsifiable.
The authors go to great lengths to prove their argument, but in the end readers are left with an untestable hypothesis whose experiment can be conducted only in one's imagination.
(1988) have only very limited use in testing macroevolutionary hypotheses and under most circumstances genetic drift remains an untestable hypothesis for explaining macroevolutionary patterns.
Well, they're entitled to cling to their untestable hypothesis about the results.
(Untestable hypothesis since he never raced outside Japan, but look at the line through Fantastic Light).