Hypothesis Quotes (93 Quotes)



    Although to penetrate into the intimate mysteries of nature and thence to learn the true causes of phenomena is not allowed to us, nevertheless it can happen that a certain fictive hypothesis may suffice for explaining many phenomena.

    Well, you know, to put forward a hypothesis, a morally impossible hypothesis to show why it is morally impossible and reprehensible seems to me is a standard way of talking about public policy and a standard way of teaching.

    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability.

    The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other.



    It's a hypothesis that's not testable, and one of the important recognition factors for science and scientific ideas is the notion of testability, that you can go out and do an experiment and learn from it and change your idea. That's just not possible with a notion that's as much a belief in spirituality as intelligent design is.


    The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and who, not being able to understand the Creation, the origin of evil, and other difficulties, have recourse to the hypothesis of the eternity of things and of inev

    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.



    The simple answer to the question of why Neanderthals became extinct is 'nobody knows,' but studies like this one certainly move us a lot closer to being able to make more clearly testable hypotheses. Now the hypothesis that Neanderthals became extinct because they were ineffective hunters is in deep trouble.

    Perhaps civilization will never be safe until we care for something else more than we care for it. The hypothesis has certain facts to support it. As far as peace (which is one ingredient in our idea of civilization)is concerned, I think many would now agree that a foreign policy dominated by desire for peace is one of the many roads that lead to war.

    This study was performed in the spirit of the tradition that all scientific findings are open to challenge. Competing hypotheses, even if unpopular, should be encouraged and tested to be sure that accepted beliefs about health are sound.

    Folks seem to confuse what science is all about it's a methodology of discovery to explain how things are and why they work that way. Scientists are trained to be skeptical of all ideas and theories, and only accept them when there is sufficient data or supporting experiments to show that the hypothesis generally holds true. Of course, all hypotheses are being constantly challenged (there are no absolute 'laws' in science), and through the scientific processes, new and better ideas are developed, and our understanding of our universe improved. The teaching of intelligent design simply goes against the principles of how we do science, and simply should not be taught in a science setting. ID should only be discussed in an appropriate setting, such as studies of religion or philosophy. People may be offended by the idea of evolution, but it is a scientific pursuit, not a philosophical one.

    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.


    So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.



    So when I say it I mean it, and it is not a hypothesis. I have experienced It that way. The mind can be used and can be put aside. It is an instrument, a very beautiful instrument no need to be so obsessed with it. No need to be so fixed, fixated with it.

    There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.


    Napoleon You have written this huge book on the system of the world without once mentioning the author of the universe. Laplace Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis. Later when told by Napoleon about the incident, Lagrange commented Ah, but that is a fine hypothesis. It explains so many things.

    A key question is whether this is all driven by our high dietary salt intake. One hypothesis is that high salt intake drives blood pressure throughout life, and early treatment and control of blood pressure may profoundly affect longevity and the quality of life.

    My view at the time was that this was not a hypothesis that was strong enough to warrant testing at such great expense. Other people looked at the same data and interpreted it differently.



    It must have been a most blessed discovery, that of an old Latin Bible which he found in the Erfurt Library about this time. He had never seen the Book before. It taught him another lesson than that of fasts and vigils Luther learned now that a man was saved not by singing masses, but by the infinite grace of God a more credible hypothesis. He gradually got himself founded, as on the rock. No wonder he should venerate the Bible, which had brought this blessed help to him. He prized it as the Word of the Highest must be prized by such a man. He determined to hold by that, as through life and to death he firmly did.



    The goal of the study was to examine the hypothesis that the length of the day (photoperiod) influences anxious-like and depressive-like behaviors. To date, there was not a good model of SAD.


    It almost looks like this may have traveled down the highway corridors. The roads go through little valleys and there are quite a few deer that go down into the farm fields in the winter for better food. The hypothesis is that the syndrome seems to have traveled down the highway corridors, where the deer population is concentrated, to the coast.


    This study provides further support for the hypothesis that humans and chimpanzees should be one genus, rather than two. We not only share extremely similar genomes, we shared similar gestation times until recently in the evolutionary time scale.


    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.

    It is possible that they all had common exposure to sick poultry but it is also possible there may have been human to human transmission. We don't have enough information to draw a hypothesis either way.

    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

    Our assent to the hypothesis implies that it is held to be true of all particular instances. That these cases belong to past or to future times, that they have or have not already occurred, makes no difference in the applicability of the rule to them. Because the rule prevails, it includes all cases.





    I am not here concerned with intent, but with scientific standards, especially the ability to tell the difference between a fact, an opinion, a hypothesis, and a hole in the ground.

    Even though people thought this was a great opportunity to take the word 'measured' off the table, he didn't do that, ... It suggested that he was not at this point prepared to endorse the Fisher hypothesis. I think he's trying to make sure the Fed doesn't box itself in.


    It would be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, 'Yes, it is true, but you won't be able to understand the proof.'



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