After a long digression, we finally return to the Conjectures and Refutations series. In this episode we cover Chapter 1: Science: Conjectures and Refutations. In particular, we focus on one of the trickiest Popperian concepts to wrap one's head around - the problem of induction.
- Wiki on scientific laws https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_law -
- Hume's dialogues concerning natural religion
- Proof of the impossibility of probability induction
- One of the YouTube videos on induction.
And in case you were wondering what happened to the two unfalsifiable theories Popper attacks in this chapter, you'll be pleased to know that they have merged into a super theory. We give you Psychoanalytic-Marxism: http://oldsite.english.ucsb.edu/faculty/janmohamed/Psychoanalytic-Marxism.pdf.
In other news, we're going to start adding chapters markers to the episodes so that you can skip all the witty repartee at the beginning, should you be disturbed by learning some of our life details.
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