Rameumptom Ruminations: 029: The Demarcation Problem of Truth Claims

Karl Popper introduced the idea of falsifiability to better understand what constitutes science and what is pseudoscience. In this episode, Scott examines Latter-Day Saint or Mormon truth claims through the lens of falsifiability. How many of the articles of faith can be falsified? What about the items you put on your shelf?

Sources

Popper, K. R. (1959). The logic of scientific discovery. University Press.

Russell, B., & Blackwell, K. (1983). The collected papers of Bertrand Russell. George Allen & Unwin.

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2 thoughts on “Rameumptom Ruminations: 029: The Demarcation Problem of Truth Claims”

    1. There are various citations for this one, but the most important one for Mormons is D&C 77:6-7. “6 Q. What are we to understand by the book which John saw, which was asealed on the back with seven seals?
      A. We are to understand that it contains the revealed will, bmysteries, and the works of God; the hidden things of his economy concerning this cearth during the seven thousand years of its continuance, or its temporal existence.

      7 Q. What are we to understand by the seven aseals with which it was sealed?
      A. We are to understand that the first seal contains the things of the bfirst thousand years, and the csecond also of the second thousand years, and so on until the seventh.”

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