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Single Idea 1469

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / d. Religious Falsification]

Full Idea

Falsification and verification are not logically equivalent. For example, you might verify the claim that there will be three consecutive sevens in the infinite expansion of PI, but you could never falsify such a claim.

Gist of Idea

Some things (e.g. a section of the expansion of PI) can be verified but not falsified

Source

report of John Hick (Theology and Verification [1960], žII) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

'The Existence of God', ed/tr. Hick,John [Macmillan 1964], p.258