In The Logic of Scientific Discovery, philosopher (not scientist!) Karl Popper discusses the best way to define scientific advancement. In the book, he proposes a system of falsification, stating that scientific theories cannot be proved through an abundance of supporting examples, but can be disproved by one falsifying example.
For the project, I downloaded an electronic copy of The Logic of Scientific Discovery. The book was originally published in German in 1935. The English edition appeared in 1959, and was translated by the author himself. The ebook contains 282 pages for the main text, not counting the extensive appendices.
- [Book] The Logic of Scientific Discovery on Wikipedia
- [Author] Karl Popper on Wikipedia
- [Info] The Austrian Karl Popper Research Association, for scholars doing research on Popper’s work
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