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On 10/29/06, John Conway <john.a.conway@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes and no. Karl Popper -- who was the main proponent of falsifiable
hypothesis defining science -- did not see it that way. For him, science
was about getting *closer* to the truth, even if it was impossible to
know for sure if you have reached it.

Popper verisimilitude approach was heavily criticized and his formal definition for "truth content" was proved wrong by Miller and Tichý, both in 1974.

Miller, D. 'Popper's Qualitative Theory of Verisimilitude', The
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 25, 1974, 166-177.

Tichý, P. 'On Popper's Definitions of Verisimilitude', The British
Journal for the Philosophy of Science 25, 1974, 155-160

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Roberto Takata