Popper’s view of neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory

HELP WANTED AGAIN.

In Unended Quest  Popper questioned the scientific status of evolutionary theory which he regarded as a metaphysical research program.

Some time later he changed his mind and agreed that aspects of evolutionary theory can be tested and hence it is truly scientific. There was something about this on Wik but I can’t find it.

Can someone point me to the Wik piece or any other source that verifies Popper’s change of mind?

UPDATE Sept 2014.

Can someone point me to the Wik piece or any other source that reports or documents Popper’s change of mind?

 

 

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9 Responses to Popper’s view of neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory

  1. Frank Lovell says:

    Try these (these from my “BookMarks” folder titled “POPPER’S MIND-CHANGE on EVOLUTION”):

    http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CA/CA211_1.html

    http://ncse.com/…/what-did-karl-popper-really-say…

    http://scienceblogs.com/…/2006/06/08/popper-on-evolution/

  2. Rafe says:

    Thanks Frank, problem solved!

  3. Why do you think verification is possible?

  4. Anon says:

    He doesn’t. And you don’t believe justification is possible either, yet you write:

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/5534

    > To answer your question about what would justify signing up: First, I’d want cryonics organizations to be run in a competent and responsible way. Second, I’d want cryonics technology to improve enough to preserve brains well enough to optimistically expect the relevant information (about one’s mind and ideas) to be preserved, and I would want cryonics organizations to provide quality persuasive intellectual explanations on this point. I think those two problems are deal breakers.

  5. Are you going to provide an argument?

  6. On second thought: blog comments here are moderated now. if you want to talk to me about this, do it somewhere else.

  7. Rafe says:

    Update of the post which prompted Eliot’s question: “Why do you think verification is possible?”

    Can someone point me to the Wik piece or any other source that verifies reports or documents Popper’s change of mind?

  8. Anon says:

    You knew Rafe doesn’t think verification is possible and worded his question badly. Why didn’t you just say so instead of making out that he thinks verification is possible?

  9. Anon says:

    > On second thought: blog comments here are moderated now. if you want to talk to me about this, do it somewhere else.

    oic – your question was a troll because you disrespect this blog.

    I checked out FI list and noticed no-one has asked about or criticized the justify comment. Seems something is wrong there.

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