A History of Ideas: Falsification

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A History of Ideas: Falsification

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Aidan Turner on Falsification

 Ray Laurence

According to philosopher Karl Popper, scientists don’t set out to prove their theories, but to disprove them by testing them to destruction. It is only by the possibility of being disproved, that a theory can be truly called ‘scientific’. If a theory doesn’t meet these criteria, then it might be in the realm of irrefutable pseudo-science. But where does this leave the ‘scientific’ Marxist theory of history?

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