Hypothesis Quotes

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Bertrand Russell
“I do not pretend to be able to prove that there is no God. I equally cannot prove that Satan is a fiction. The Christian god may exist; so may the gods of Olympus, or of ancient Egypt, or of Babylon. But no one of these hypotheses is more probable than any other: they lie outside the region of even probable knowledge, and therefore there is no reason to consider any of them.”
Bertrand Russell , Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

Milan Kundera
“It does take great maturity to understand that the opinion we are arguing for is merely the hypothesis we favor, necessarily imperfect, probably transitory, which only very limited minds can declare to be a certainty or a truth.”
Milan Kundera, Encounter

Jorge Luis Borges
“The dictionary is based on the hypothesis -- obviously an unproven one -- that languages are made up of equivalent synonyms.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Oliver Sacks
“There are, of course, inherent tendencies to repetition in music itself. Our poetry, our ballads, our songs are full of repetition; nursery rhymes and the little chants and songs we use to teach young children have choruses and refrains. We are attracted to repetition, even as adults; we want the stimulus and the reward again and again, and in music we get it. Perhaps, therefore, we should not be surprised, should not complain if the balance sometimes shifts too far and our musical sensitivity becomes a vulnerability.”
Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Robert M. Pirsig
“The TV scientist who mutters sadly, "The experiment is a failure; we have failed to achieve what we had hoped for," is suffering mainly from a bad script writer. An experiment is never a failure solely because it fails to achieve predicted results. An experiment is a failure only when it also fails adequately to test the hypothesis in question, when the data it produces don't prove anything one way or another.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Criss Jami
“If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Francis Crick
“It is not easy to convey, unless one has experienced it, the dramatic feeling of sudden enlightenment that floods the mind when the right idea finally clicks into place. One immediately sees how many previously puzzling facts are neatly explained by the new hypothesis. One could kick oneself for not having the idea earlier, it now seems so obvious. Yet before, everything was in a fog.”
Francis Crick, What Mad Pursuit

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“God is an hypothesis, and, as such, stands in need of proof: the onus probandi rests on the theist.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Necessity of Atheism and Other Essays

Thomas Henry Huxley
“But anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond fact, rarely get as far as fact; and anyone who has studied the history of science knows that almost every great step therein has been made by the 'anticipation of Nature,' that is, by the invention of hypotheses, which, though verifiable, often had very little foundation to start with.”
Thomas Henry Huxley, The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century

Bill Gaede
“Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing).”
Bill Gaede

“Faith is the choice of the nobler hypothesis.' Not the noblest, one never knows what that is. But the nobler, the best one can see when the choice is made.”
Robert K. Greenleaf, The Servant as Leader

Daphne Gottlieb
“Hypothesis: To burn and not consume.
Hypothesis: To consume and not extinguish.”
Daphne Gottlieb, Why Things Burn

“...definitely believe that, there's got to be a spark to a place...to make it feel like a home...”
Isabella koldras, poem My Home.

Steven Magee
“Human mind and body metals appear to be lost through radio frequency exposure and I call this hypothesis: Internal Human Corrosion”
Steven Magee, Health Forensics

Paul W. Silver
“There are no proofs. There are only agreements”
Paul W. Silver

“Every time that we consider our past, examine our present environment, and speculate about the future, we engage in mental projection. Contemplation merges into thinking, and thinking unspools into theorizing suppositions. Every act of attentiveness expands our state of awareness. Deductive surmises represent an ongoing process of making applicable connections between theories and facts. Devising working hypothesis represents one of the highest intellectual achievements of humankind.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Donald Firesmith
“We spent a few hours struggling to come up with better explanations, but each suggestion was shot down almost as soon as it was made. The suggestions became wilder, eventually to the point of silliness.”
Donald G. Firesmith, What Lurks Below

Ludwig Wittgenstein
“All testing, all confirmation and disconfirmation of a hypothesis takes place already within a system. And this system is not a more or less arbitrary and doubtful point of departure for all our arguments: no, it belongs to the essence of what we call an argument. The system is not so much as the point of departure, as the element in which arguments have their life.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein, On Certainty

Ben Orlin
“Science has never been defined by infallibility or superhuman perfection. It has always been about healthy skepticism, about putting every hypothesis to the test.”
Ben Orlin, Math with Bad Drawings

“So, the first things we must do is decide which it is: A
substantive and hidden thing that produces cultural symptoms or it is the meme “hypothesis” and testable. If it is not falsifiable it cannot meet the criteria of scientific fact, according to the very structure of the scientific methodology itself. This would put it in the latter category of faith-based belief systems”
L.B. Ó Ceallaigh, The Bifrost and The Ark: Examining the Cult and Religion of New Atheism

“And it is silly how all the should've been, could've been and might've been hypothetical situations can bother you more than all the wrong that has already been!”
Moulika Danak

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Being patient will continue to remain something ridiculous as long as tomorrows continue to be something no more than a hypothesis!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“For a frog an ocean is an exaggerated hypothesis.”
Sw. Chidananda Tirtha

Christopher Dunn
“Engaging specialists in interpreting ancient artifacts in Egypt is absolutely necessary in establishing a credible hypothesis. Without their input, there cannot be a comprehensive understanding of the past. For instance, the pyramids on the Giza Plateau were built not by Egyptologists or archaeologists but by engineers and craftsmen. It is not surprising, therefore, that Egyptologists overlook engineering features and nuances that would be recognized immediately by those who are trained in those disciplines.”
Christopher Dunn, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs

“Going to church because your entertained makes you like a leaf in the wind being tossed about! Ephesians 4:14-16”
John M Sheehan

“Being lucky is neither the hypothesis for being successful nor the hypocrisy for not being successful”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“A theory, a theorem and a hypothesis walk into a bar, but leave as soon as the bartender asks them for proofs.”

“They say it is smart to keep the drinks flowing if you really want to get someone to talk. But then how do you know what they are saying is true?”
Sofia Gomez Puente

Alex M. Vikoulov
“Feeling and thinking are ways we process information, but our emotional sensation is normally faster than a conscious thought. Nothing is real for us until perceived. The Conscious Instant Hypothesis denotes that we experience waking reality as a series of perceptual frames.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, The Origins of Us: Evolutionary Emergence and the Omega Point Cosmology

Jean Baudrillard
“Against the hypothesis of uncertainty: the illusion of truth and reality.
Against the hypothesis of destiny: the illusion of freedom.
Against the hypothesis of evil [Mal]: the illusion of misfortune [malheur].
Against the hypothesis of thought, the illusion of Artificial Intelligence.
Against the hypothesis of the event: the illusion of information.
Against the hypothesis of becoming: the illusion of change.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact

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