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  • [Popper35] Karl Popper, Logik der Forschung, 1935 (English translation in 1959, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, [This famous philosophy of science work is widely considered a breakthrough in scientific thinking. One of the results that is widely used is that it is impossible to prove a forall statement about an infinite set of objects, but it is possible to disprove such a statement with a single example - thus the idea of verification and falsification as a basis for the scientific method.]