logo
English German French
language
Karl Popper

Quote of Karl Popper - A theory which is not refutable...


Biography - Karl Popper:

Austrian and British philosopher and professor.
Born: 1902 - Died: 1994
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Austria
Austria

A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Une théorie qui n'est réfutable par aucun événement qui se puisse concevoir n'est pas scientifique. Pour les théories, l'irréfutabilité n'est pas (comme on l'imagine souvent) vertu mais défaut.

German
Eine Theorie, die durch kein denkbares Ereignis widerlegt werden kann, ist unwissenschaftlich. Unwiderlegbarkeit ist nicht, wie oft angenommen wird, eine Stärke einer Theorie, sondern eine Schwäche.




See also 

See also...






Quotes for: theory


Quotes

Quotes for: theory


All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

True art is creation, and creation is beyond all theories.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

It is the theory that decides what can be observed.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote







Quotes for: science


Quotes

Quotes about science:


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Of all the human sciences, the science of man is the most worthy.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote







Quotes

Karl Popper also said...


Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
The history of science, like the history of all human ideas, is a history of irresponsible dreams, of obstinacy, and of error. But science is one of the very few human activities—perhaps the only one — in which errors are systematically criticized and fairly often, in time, corrected. This is why we can say that, in science, we often learn from our mistakes, and why we can speak clearly and sensibly about making progress there.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote







info   A quotation is a statement taken out of its context. Therefore, it is necessary to place any quotation within its author's work and its historical, geographical or philosophical context in order to fully understand its meaning. | The quotations stated on this site express their authors' opinion and do not reflect that of Buboquote.com


info   Image attribution:  title, author, license and source of the original file on Wikipedia. Modifications: changes have been made from the original file (cropping, resizing, renaming and color change).



logo

 Subscribe to the quote of the day email

Subscribe to the Quote of the Day to receive a quote every day in your inbox. It is spam-free and you can unsubscribe at any time.







Free | no spam