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A distinction needs to be drawn between statements that are undecideable in principle and those merely so in practise.

  1. An example of a statement that is undecideable in principle is "there exists a universe parallel to ours with which we cannot interact".
  2. Examples of statements that are undecideable in practise are of several kinds. For example, open statements such as "gravity is always attractive" and areas reflecting current technical incompetence such as "the centre of the Earth is made of iron" etc.
  3. We note that an open statement such as that above is unverifiable in principle but only undecideable in practise, because finding two mutually repulsive masses would falsify the general law.




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