What is it about?

This article is about philosophy of science and producing scientific knowledge. Verifiability and falsifiability are briefly explained from the perspectives of Francis Bacon and Karl Raimund Popper, and the black swan metaphor which is a very typical trope showing the fragility of any thought system is simply explained.

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Why is it important?

Objectivity, testability, and universality should always be our fundamental and indispensable guides in science; determinations of today are likely to change over time.


I hope this article evokes curiosity in readers about the philosophy of science.

Professor Tayfun Hakan
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital

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This page is a summary of: Philosophy of science and black swan, Child s Nervous System, January 2021, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00381-020-05009-3.
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