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[catalogued under 14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 6. Falsification]

Full Idea

Popper implies that we should be giving Nobel Prizes to scientists who use severe tests to show us what the world is not like!

Gist of Idea

Give Nobel Prizes for really good refutations?


comment on Karl Popper (The Logic of Scientific Discovery [1934]) by Geoffrey Gorham - Philosophy of Science 2

Book Reference

Gorham,Geoffrey: 'Philosophy of Science' [One World 2009], p.36

A Reaction

A lovely simple point. The refuters are important members of the scientific team, but not the leaders.