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#hypothesis

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Probably the simplest hypothesis... is that there may be a slow process of annihilation of matter.


Arthur Eddington


#hypothesis #matter #may #probably #process

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.


Konrad Lorenz


#before #breakfast #day #discard #every

I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not.


Peter Medawar


#age #any #bearing #better #cannot

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.


Edward Teller


#believe #believes #effective #everyone #fact

As has repeatedly been stated, the underlying hypothesis, which in a number of cases has been supported by direct experimental evidence, is that each gene controls the production, function, and specificity of a particular enzyme.


Edward Lawrie Tatum


#cases #controls #direct #each #enzyme

God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.


Abraham Joshua Heschel


#darkness #derived #god #hypothesis #immediate

The fact that we don't keep repeating tests in the same arena is not because the probability of the hypothesis showing its falsity in other arenas goes up after it has passed tests in one arena.


Robert Nozick


#arena #arenas #because #fact #falsity

See,' said (Liberty Hyde) Bailey, 'how the leaves of this small plant stand forth extended to bathe themselves in the light. ... THese leaves will die. They will rot. They will disappear into the universal mold. The energy that is in them will be released to reappear, the ions to act again, perhaps in the corn on the plain, perhaps in the body of a bird. The atoms and the ions remain or resurrect; the forms change and flux. We see the forms and mourn the change. We think all is lost; yet nothing is lost. The harmony of life is never ending.' The economy of nature provides that nothing be lost.


Russell Lord


#anthropology #archaeology #gaia-hypothesis #history #change

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


#hypotheses #hypothesis #music #neuroscience #psychology

Scientists do not collect data randomly and utterly comprehensively. The data they collect are only those that they consider *relevant* to some hypothesis or theory.


David Lewis-Williams


#hypothesis #science #theory #art






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