One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Popper argued that the ories framed in such a way that no conceivable observation could falsify them were non-scientific; irrefutability was not a virtue of a theory but a vice.’
- ‘Here Dembski's ‘refutability’ runs head-on into Popper's argument concerning the empirical irrefutability of strict or pure existential statements, such as the fundamental claim of intelligent design quoted above.’
- ‘The formulas of applied mathematics, the subject matter Venet is actually using, do not have the irrefutability of logical theorems, which are pure tautologies not involving statements about the outside world.’
- ‘Would the irrefutability of guilt render capital punishment just?’
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