Karl Raimund Popper

Karl Raimund Popper

a English philosopher and sociologist
It must be possible for an empirical system to be refuted by experience.More Karl Raimund Popper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.More Karl Raimund Popper quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A rationalist, as I use the word, is a man who attempts to reach decisions by argument and perhaps, in certain cases, by compromise, rather than by violence. He is a man who would rather be unsuccessful in convincing another man by argument than successful in crushing him by force, by intimidation and threats, or even by persuasive propaganda.More Karl Raimund Popper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Astrologers were greatly impressed, and misled, by what they believed to be confirming evidence-so much so that they were quite unimpressed by any unfavorable evidence. Moreover, by making their interpretations and prophecies sufficiently vague they were able to explain away anything that might have been a refutation of the theory had the theory and the prophecies been more precise. In order to escape falsification they destroyed the testability of their theory. It is a typical soothsayer's trick to predict things so vMore Karl Raimund Popper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No particular theory may ever be regarded as absolutely certain.... No scientific theory is sacrosanct...More Karl Raimund Popper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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