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If even a single one of the implications of a theory is empirically testable, then the theory is scientific. Testing that one implication would amount to doing a scientific experiment. That being said, the word "empirically testable" means that there must be another theory that predicts a different outcome for that experiment. Then doing the ...


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Popper is an excellent starting point for understanding what is or isn't science. His falsifiability criteria is basically a precondition, but even more important is that the practitioners of science need to have an attitude embracing falsifiability -- IE look for and accept falsifications of one's views. For example, two relevant cases are Creationism and ...


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