Empirical testing of a scientific hypothesis is always indirect. A hypothesis is tested by making predictions and seeing if the predictions are true. A look at the logic of this shows that a true prediction cannot prove a hypothesis. Nor can a false prediction disprove a hypothesis. So empirical testing is always indecisive, and scientific method must involve more that just evidence and logic.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||SpringerBriefs in Philosophy|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media B.V.|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 2011|
|Name||SpringerBriefs in Philosophy|
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