Quotes: hypothesis

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  • 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.
  • Konrad Lorenz
    Konrad Lorenz
    Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist 1903-1989
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    It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    It is more than likely that the brain itself is, in origin and development, only a sort of great clot of genital fluid held in suspense or reserved. This hypothesis would explain the enormous content of the brain as a maker or presenter of images.
  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
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    It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations? (1993)
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Not a shred of evidence supports the existence of matriarchy anywhere in the world at any time. The matriarchy hypothesis, revived by American feminism, continues to flourish outside the university
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
  • Probably the simplest hypothesis... is that there may be a slow process of annihilation of matter.
  • Bruce Lipton
    Bruce Lipton
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    Science ignores the spiritual realm because it is not amenable to scientific analysis. As importantly, the predictive success of Newtonian theory, emphasizing the primacy of a physical Universe, made the existence of spirit and God an extraneous hypothesis that offered no explanatory principles needed by science.
  • Ben Goldacre
    Ben Goldacre
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    Science isn't about authority or white coats; it's about following a method. That method is built on core principles: precision and transparency; being clear about your methods; being honest about your results; and drawing a clear line between the results, on the one hand, and your judgment calls about how those results support a hypothesis.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record - Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages - you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
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    The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
  • Boris Sidis
    Boris Sidis
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    The psycho-physiological hypothesis is both inductively and deductively the sine qua non of the science of psychology.
    Source: The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology (1914)
  • C. V. Raman
    C. V. Raman
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    The whole edifice of modern physics is built up on the fundamental hypothesis of the atomic or molecular constitution of matter.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    The word "belief" is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it - I don't need to believe it.
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