On the Conclusive Falsification of Scientific Hypotheses

  title={On the Conclusive Falsification of Scientific Hypotheses},
  author={Robert Barrett},
  • Robert Barrett
  • Published 1969
  • Philosophy
  • Adolf Grunbaum has introduced into the literature [4], and several times revised and restated [5] [6], a description of a putative crucial experiment. The outcome of this experiment is supposed to be the conclusive falsification of an hypothesis to the effect that the geometry of a certain region of space, or of a certain surface, is Euclidean. Hereafter, in this paper, I shall refer to this example experiment, in any and all of the different versions of it that Grunbaum has articulated, along… CONTINUE READING

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