What does Popper mean by a theory being falsifiable? Why does he think falsifiability distinguishes science form non science? Why does he think scientific theories cannot be confirmed, but only falsified?. Philosophy

What popper means by his theory of falsifiability is that a hypothesis can be put to the test and observed and proven wrong. There are specific parameters where a theory can be proven wrong by observation. He thinks that this distinguishes science from non science be­cause non-science beliefs make ad hoc statements and allows the conclusions to go beyond the premises of a theory. He also thinks that theories can be falsifiable and not confirmed be­cause there are other factors that could have contributed to the desired outcome that was ob­served. If it is not falsifiable, it is not a scientific theory.