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Single Idea 3862

[catalogued under 14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 5. Anomalies]

Full Idea

According to Feyerabend all theories are born falsified, because no theory has ever been totally free of anomalies.

Gist of Idea

All theories contain anomalies, and so are falsified!


W.H. Newton-Smith (The Rationality of Science [1981], III.9)

Book Reference

Newton-Smith,W.H.: 'The Rationality of Science' [RKP 1981], p.72