Bigtime Tommy: “In school, you are given the lesson first, then the test. But in life, you are given the test, and then you learn your lesson.” My commentary: “In bad science, you observe first then theorize. In good science, you theorize, then observe.
Popper says that collaboration among cultures leads to innovation, because, to collaborate, people must communicate via abstraction. I wonder the same is true of popular music groups: the excellent ones are that way, in part, because the group develops interesting abstractions.
Most people are stunningly irrational; falsifiability is a test and a tool that helps us to hew away unfounded mental models and leave behind what works (for now).