sophisticated falsificationism

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sophisticated falsificationism (uncountable)

  1. A form of falsificationism in which claims are evaluated statistically, as opposed to naive falsificationism, which takes an absolutist perspective.
    The birth control pill, under sophisticated falsificationism, is considered extremely effective since the statistics show only a 0.3% failure rate.
Last modified on 11 March 2009, at 21:22