Definition of falsifiable in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɒlsɪfʌɪəb(ə)l//ˈfɔːlsɪfʌɪəb(ə)l/


  • See falsify

    • ‘As a means of solving the problem British philosopher Karl Popper proposed the principle of falsifiability - if a theory is falsifiable, then it is scientific; if it is not falsifiable, then it is not science.’
    • ‘If a ‘model’ can explain data set X AND the exact opposite of data set X, it is not falsifiable; if it is not falsifiable, it is not testable.’
    • ‘For science to be useful and valid it has to be able to make predictions in the form of a falsifiable hypothesis.’
    • ‘They seem to think that one can make up any theory, no matter how ridiculous, and unless it is dramatically falsifiable, it's just as valid as a theory that starts with known facts and basic truisms about human behavior and builds from them.’
    • ‘Because of this, anecdotes are not reproducible, and are thus untestable; since they cannot be tested, they are not falsifiable and are not part of the scientific process…’
    • ‘According to the eminent modern philosopher Karl Popper, the defining characteristic of science is that its assertions are falsifiable.’
    • ‘‘All crows are black’ is logically falsifiable, since it is inconsistent with (and would be falsified by) an observation report of a red crow.’
    • ‘There was one reader who emailed me something about the scientific method that I think is important, which is that if hypotheses have to be falsifiable, results have to be reproducible.’
    • ‘Popper is not arguing that ‘existential statements’ - by which I assume he means observations or potential observations - must be falsifiable.’
    • ‘A word of warning first: this post is speculative in nature as I have no proof, nor do I think that what I say is provable, verifiable or falsifiable.’
    • ‘While such semi-empirical entities are possible, they are ultimately neither verifiable nor falsifiable because of the continuing technical limitations involved.’
    • ‘Modern science demands falsifiable theories with physical evidence, therefore creationism is simply not a scientifically acceptable theory’
    • ‘What really matters is not whether they've ever managed to get a single article published or not, but whether they've managed to actually develop a testable, falsifiable model that explains the data well.’
    • ‘This level of detail doesn't automatically make her story ‘true,’ but it does make her story falsifiable, by which I mean possible to disprove.’
    • ‘It is not falsifiable and makes no predictions about future scientific discoveries.’
    • ‘And the model was falsifiable, in the sense that its unambiguous prediction of existing lake phosphorus and algal concentrations could well have been contradicted by the measurements.’
    • ‘It is clear that psychoanalysis is not going to be falsifiable (in principle) in the way that the physical or biological sciences are - that is, by producing an experiment that can conclusively falsify it.’
    • ‘Of course Darwin's theory is eminently falsifiable, in a million possible ways.’
    • ‘It has the added advantage of not being readily falsifiable in our lifetimes; only future humans, who will have the perspective of centuries, will know for certain whether the current warming trend is abnormal.’
    • ‘The model spews out implications that are demonstrably falsifiable given an appropriate dataset; i.e., if one can lay one's hand on a dataset, then the model's predictions can be verified as either true or false.’