Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper’s most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work.
Read the first part of Popper’s paper (pages 1-10) or watch the video (which reads the first ten pages) and post your personal opinion about the concept of falsification.
You can use the following questions to guide your answer: Do you think it is a valid way to define scientific practice? do you think it can be applied to all branches of science? Did you change your mind about inductive reasoning? Do you think psychoanalysis is scientific? Do you think Popper’s falsification theory limits what we can consider science?
Please be sure you use other sources if necessary to learn more about the subject if you need to. Name your references you use them in your post.
ell because of his moral values and unique way of thinking. In both cases, John is shunned for his inclination towards reading and learning, most notably seen when he quotes Shakespeare (300). These critics acknowledge that Huxley established his ideology in Brave New World through John’s interactions with other characters and his own separate experiences. Without a doubt, John is used as a tool to display the impurities of the modern civilization in Brave New World. Critics like Varricchio and Jones recognize and expand upon this concept, adding on to what makes John an essential character in the novel. His experiences in the city can be contrasted with his memories of living on the Reserve, which was relatively primitive yet far more authentic than the utopian civilization. Initially, he is awe-struck by the new world he is spirited away to. But rather quickly, he begins to recognize fatal flaws in the structure and nature of the city and its inhabitants. One aspect of the city that highly disturbed him was the presence of clones, which he compared to “rows of identical midgets…queued-up twin-herds…human maggots swarming round Linda’s bed of death, the endlessly repeated face of his assailants” (200). These were beings entirely alien to him, as he had no interactions with synthetically created humans in the Reserve. He was unsettled by them from the start, but grew to despise and fear them later in the novel because of the unpleasant situations he’d been involved in due to them. The clones aren’t even human to him, seen by how he refers to them as maggots in a detached manner. He has no tolerance for them and recognizes how unnatural they are, both in origin and manner. Another set of interactions John has with an element of Brave New World, the character Lenina, is used to show how uniquely intelligent he is and what the new world has forgone is order to maintain the status quo. John found himself conflicted after meeting Lenina, as he oscillated between his desire to pursue her ro>