A proof of the impossibility of inductive probability

  title={A proof of the impossibility of inductive probability},
  author={K. Popper and David Miller},
Proofs of the impossibility of induction have been falling ‘dead-born from the Press’ ever since the first of them (in David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature) appeared in 1739. One of us (K.P.) has been producing them for more than 50 years. The present proof strikes us both as pretty. 
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