Monster-Barring

 

Term used by Imre Lakatos in Proofs and Refutations to denote one approach for handling “monsters”, counterexamples that arise when terms within a proof are parsed beyond their original intent.

 

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Monster-Barring.html

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proofs_and_Refutations

 

 

 

Certainty is not a sign of success but of lack of imagination!

Imre Lakatos