Importance Of Falsificationism As A Scientific Method
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Falsificationism as a tool to disprove.
Falsificationism stands on the opposite side of induction, searching for a single points of failure in a given theory, rather than analyzing the cases where it proves to be correct. It was Karl Popper who in the middle of the last century created this method and considered it necessary to make a given statement scientific. He introduced it as a response to inductionists, who in testing a theory, would focus on the positive outcomes of the experiment and use them to prove the theory right, whereas Popper decided to have a more strict approach and rather search for all the situations, in which the theory fails. It was supposed to be perfect and was considered as such by the creator. Indeed it avoid some of induction’s misconceptions, but unfortunately that is not always true, as it suffers from several problems.…show more content… This rules out tautologies of all sort, as they cannot be turned into false. Also, the statement cannot be a definition or contradict one (”Every rectangle has 4 sides, equal in length and all of its angles have 90 degrees” or ”Every rectangle has 5 sides, equal in length and all of its angles have 90 degrees"). Any theory not compatible with those requirements would not be seen as worthy of considering by science environment according to