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I. Natural Sciences

Verification of a physical hypothesis or theory means empirical demonstration that the theory is true. Many physical hypotheses, however, are universal propositions, which make assertions regarding potentially an infinite number of individual cases, for example laws of nature (Natural law/Law of nature) such as “All bodies that are heated expand.” Therefore they can n…

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Bartelborth, Thomas, Keuth, Herbert and Schulz, Heiko, “Verification/Falsification”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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