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Verification is a direct use of the definition of truth to decide if
the statement is true.
Predictions are, in principle, verifiable. You only have to initiate the
test process that the prediction is about and wait until it comes to the
final state. Thus, if a prediction is correct, there is, in principle,
a way to verify this, even though it may require such a huge time, that in
practice it is impossible.
Now consider the situation when you want to verify a prediction T!,
but the test process T is infinite.
This means that the prediction is false, but you will never be able
to verify this directly. To sum up, the following three cases are
possible when we try to verify a prediction:
Testing process Prediction is
1. ends in success verifyably true
2. ends in failure verifyably false
3. never ends false, but this is not directly verifyable
As to the verififcation of general statements (generators of predictions),
it may be possible only if the number of prediction produced is finite.
In the more usual case, with an infinite number of prediction produced,
the direct verification is impossible.