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popper

Slang an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant

Popper

Sir Karl. 1902--94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)

Popper

An early Unix POP server, which was written at the University of California at Berkeley.
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If you find small or large tarpon in very small grounds, around mangroves or up a creek, canal or river, try a more subtle popper at a slower pace first.
In conclusion, Popper sees the questioning of conjectures as the very basis of good and daily scientific work.
Popper also argues that the solution to the problem of induction additionally provides a solution to the seemingly independent problem of demarcation (that is to say, the problem of defining science): a discipline is scientific when its statements are falsifiable (when they can be empirically refuted).
Popper received a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook College of Engineering.
The popper involves one can of Sofia (as in Coppola, champers in a can) and a big shot of Patron Silver Tequila.
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Although he surged for home, Eye Popper closed the gap to nail him on the line by a head.
In The World of Parmenides, a collection of essays, Popper proposed something that now seems obvious: "I suggest that scientific theories are inventions that differ from myths mainly in the adoption by science of the critical approach.
These kind of productions are not your grandparents' documentaries anymore," said Popper.
The solution he came up with is the Tree Popper gadget that comprises a handle and foot piece which together form a pliers-like tool that grips the trunk or stem of the plant.
In his 1945 book, The Open Society and Its Enemies, Popper, who had fled to New Zealand to escape the Nazis, argued that a defense of rationalism, a refusal to kowtow to totalitarian ideologies and belief systems, was a moral imperative.