Science Should Progress Through Falsification And Demarcation As A Way For Distinguish Real Scientific Theories From Pseudoscience

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Popper believes science should progress through falsification and demarcation as a way to distinguish real scientific theories from pseudoscience. (A. Popper) Falsification is how a scientist should look at a problem they are attempting to solve instead of using existing theories and treating them as scientific laws you should instead try and prove existing theories wrong using emperical evidence to solve the questions being asked. (A. Popper) believes Science keeps moving forward and the only way to progress is to prove existing theories wrong, replacing them with new theories. In contrast verification of theories (attempting to prove a theory right) holds little water with Popper this is because proving a theory right has already been done. All a researcher must do to prove a theory right is duplicate a previous study or experiment and this according to (A. Popper) is not science and is not the advancement of scientific knowledge. Furthermore (A. Popper 4.0 The growth of Human Knowledge) Popper believes science is falsifiable and that their are no true facts. The scientific method uses a deductive process. However this deductice process does not compare the hypothesis and conclusions with the actual theory. All observations and conclusions are theory based. Discussed previously theories according to Popper should be scrutinized using falsification.
Popper has a four step procedure for his view of the deductive process. (A. Popper 4.0 The growth of Human Knowledge) 1. The…

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