Re: virus: Re: The saga continues!

Nathaniel Hall (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 07:50:17 -0600

Robin Faichney wrote:
> > >> The results of an experiment which can be repeated is proof.
> >
> > >No it's not, it's failure of disproof.
> >
> > No, it's not, it's confirmation of non-failure....
> >
> This is relatively elementary philosophy of science,
> a la Popper. Scientific theories cannot be proven,
> only disproven. Unless, of course, you've disproven
> Popper??

Your confusing theory with fact. The fact is what your experiment tells
you. The theory is your best guess as to fit the facts. (The sum total
of yours and all other applicable experiments).

The Nateman