The Albury Wodonga Superfiction 1993
Collaboration Peter Hill and J.J. Voss (Photographer)
S U P E R F I C T I O N S
- A way of testing hypotheses which comes to us from the
philosophy of science and can be attributed to Sir Karl Popper. He has extended
its usage to include sophisticated methodological falsificationism and he also
denies the existence of what others have called naive falsificationism.
In his famous dictum he states that it is possible to record any number of sightings
of white swans yet never be able to say that "all swans are white". However, if one
then has a single sighting of a black swan one is able to make the statement that "not
all swans are white." One is thus able to approach the truth without ever positively
arriving (to our knowledge). See Popper, Sir Karl.