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"Popper criticized Newton’s idea that it was possible to extrapolate generalizable laws of nature from specific experiments or tests, by criticizing the inductive method on which it was based, and turning it on its head. He did so by applying a Humean scepticism towards induction itself, and defining science as a deductive process." Nov 17, 2015 05:06AM

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