[OPE-L:4188] Re: Re: Re: falsifiability

From: Rakesh Narpat Bhandari (rakeshb@Stanford.EDU)
Date: Fri Oct 20 2000 - 15:22:21 EDT

I must say that I am bewildered by Steve's charge that I am 
attempting to bury the putative litmus test of 
science--falsifiability. (The demarcation problem between science and 
pseudo science or--what is not the same thing-- science and 
metaphysics is obviously quite a bit complicated than Steve is 
letting on; Popper did afer all defend the meaningfulness of 

At any rate, perhaps he has heard of the bold, clearly falsifiable 
predictions which have been made on the basis of the Marxian value 
theory which I am attempting to defend against the charge of fatal 
logical error?

Grossmann's in regards the imminent catastrope of the capitalist system (1929)?
Mattick Sr's in regard to the limits of the mixed economy (1969)?

Wasn't the latter perhaps the boldest actually confirmed prediction 
made in post WWII social science?

All the best, Rakesh

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