/ˌrɛf yʊˈteɪ ʃən/
an act of
a statement, charge, etc.; disproof.
), equivalent to
) (past participle of
the act or process of refuting
something that refutes; disproof
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Even a strong argument from purely factual premises is open to refutation unless it takes into account all relevant facts.
In the face of what a valid science would call a decisive refutation of their hypothesis, they react with: name change.
Ah, the one-off observation as refutation of extensive scientific research.
Unknown parts of the evidence are not cause for refutation of the theory, they are opportunities for further study.
Please provide an example of the thorough refutation to which you have alluded.
As they must have anticipated, the essay has run into a firestorm of vituperation and refutation.
Scientific methodology depends upon publication and refutation.
The beauty of science lies in its perpetual subject to refutation and falsification.
Carter himself, however, was the best refutation of the curse.
Any views on origins and purpose are mere postulates awaiting refutation based on developments in knowledge.
We shouldn't be reactionary in our refutation or acceptance of this data.
It's a zombie idea, a myth that has been debunked countless times yet proves resistant to empirical refutation.
Nothing you have contributed has refuted my refutation.
Science only has a problem with religion when religions makes refutation of science without any attempt at rational discussion.
But there is a problem with the article's simple refutation re: water vapor being a potentially dominant player in the climate.
For the last year those reports have been a monthly refutation of her early projection.
But the refutation is equally obvious: such research is a product of the system of humanities scholarship.
His description of my work is beneath refutation: every single citation is ripped from its explanatory context.
Third, diminish uncertainty by using a clear, point-by-point refutation with solid evidence.
Important criticism is always constructive: there is no refutation without a better theory.
The biggest problem with pro-pollution shills is that the media presents them, generally without any effective refutation.
Even religious ideas about that which science can't produce a refutation of with valid evidence are beyond the reach of science.