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The falsifiability of a hypothesis or statement, i.e. the inherent possibility of making observations that can prove the hypothesis wrong.

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In Popper's "Logic of Scientific Discovery", falsifiability is set up as a criterion for determining the purview of science. The canonical example is the statement "All swans are white", which is … falsifiable, and therefore scientific, but coincidentally false. Reading some criticisms of the SETI program, it occurs to me that falsifiability is frequently a property held by a statement, but not …
asked May 10 '18 by Scott