Karl Popper - Quotes

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In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality. ---->>>

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell. ---->>>

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths. ---->>>

Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again. ---->>>

It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood. ---->>>

Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve. ---->>>

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.

No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.

No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.

Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.

Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.

We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure. ---->>>

We have become makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets. ---->>>

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification. ---->>>

There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Austrian
Born: 07-28, 1902
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Die: 09-17, 1994
Occupation: Philosopher
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Sir Karl Raimund Popper CH FBA FRS (28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994) was an Austrian-British philosopher and professor. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. Popper is known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method, in favour of empirical falsification: A theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified, meaning that it can and should be scrutinized by decisive experiments (wikipedia)