I don't know what it is about fecundity that so appals. I suppose it is the teeming evidence that birth and growth, which we value, are ubiquitous and blind, that life itself is so astonishingly cheap, that nature is as careless as it is bountiful, and that with extravagance goes a crushing waste that will one day include our own cheap lives.
We have overwhelming evidence that available information plus analysis does not lead to knowledge . The management science team can properly analyse a situation and present recommendations to the manager, but no change occurs. The situation is so familiar to those of us who try to practice management science that I hardly need to describe the cases.C. West Churchman (1964) "Managerial acceptance of scientific recommendations". In: California Management Review Vol 7, p.33. cited in: Peter P. Schoderbek (1971) Management systems. p.199
The theater is the primary evidence of a nation's culture.1952 In the NewYorkTimes, 27 Jul.
"When Brzezinski says we lured the Russians into an 'Afghan trap' - by supporting the Mujahadeen and that was a great achievement, we've now destroyed Afghanistan and set up a terrorist network, a wonderful achievement - in the same book, I said we have to be cautious about this because he may be boasting. Unless he gives us some evidence, the fact that he says later, 'Yes, we drew them into an Afghan trap' doesn't prove it."zbigniew brzezinski
You really do have to wonder whether a few years from now we’ll look back at the first decade of the 21st century when food prices spiked, energy prices soared, world population surged, tornados plowed through cities, floods and droughts set records, populations were displaced and governments were threatened by the confluence of it all and ask ourselves: What were we thinking? How did we not panic when the evidence was so obvious that we’d crossed some growth/climate/natural resource/population redlines all at once?thomas l. friedman
Running away from justice, must always be considered an evidence of guilt.Clerk, L.J., Muir's Case (1793), 23 How. St. Tr. 230.
But to ignore the absence of evidence is the basis of true faith.1981 'PinkTriangle andYellow Star', in the Nation,14 Nov.
Even if the absence of evidence for a given god were not evidence of its absence, it would still be evidence that the belief in that god is unreasonable. That's the only proposition that any atheist of any kind has to demonstrate in order to win the argument. Because anything beyond that... is just having fun.scott clifton
Anyone would expect that Malthus, who taught the future servants of the East India Company, would draw, for his pessimistic evidence, on the huge, poor and prolific population of India. There is, however, only passing reference to Hindustan in his great Essay on The Principle of Population.thomas malthus
Based upon evidence such as already presented, it appears feasible to set up criteria by which to determine when assignable causes of variation in quality have been eliminated so that the product may then be considered to be controlled within limits. This state of control appears to be, in general, a kind of limit to which we may expect to go economically in finding and removing causes of variability without changing a major portion of the manufacturing process as, for example, would be involved in the substitution of new materials or designs.walter a. shewhart
The power of administrative bodies to make finding of fact which may be treated as conclusive, if there is evidence both ways, is a power of enormous consequence. An unscrupulous administrator might be tempted to say "Let me find the facts for the people of my country, and I care little who lays down the general principles."charles evans hughes
That elections of members to serve as representatives of the people, in assembly, ought to be free; and that all men, having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to, the community, have the right of suffrage, and cannot be taxed or deprived of their property for public uses, without their own consent, or that of their representives so elected, nor bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assembled, for the public good.george mason
The prejudice against color, of which we hear so much, is no stronger than that against sex. It is produced by the same cause, and manifested very much in the same way. The negro's skin and the woman's sex are both prima facie evidence that they were intended to be in subjection to the white Saxon man.elizabeth cady stanton
Man's unfailing capacity to believe what he prefers to be true rather than what the evidence shows to be likely and possible has always astounded me. We long for a caring Universe which will save us from our childish mistakes, and in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary we will pin all our hopes on the slimmest of doubts. God has not been proven not to exist, therefore he must exist.Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, character: Academician Prokhor Zakharov
What is introductory goes for nothing, but it is in order to explain the evidence.John Pratt, C.J., Layer's Case (1722), 16 How. St. Tr. 181.
Certainly, no evidence will be received but what is legal evidence at least, none but what the Judge thinks is legal; you may take that for granted.Holroyd, J., Redford v. Birley and others (1822), 1 St. Tr. (N. S.) 1174.
Generally speaking, a witness has no business to concern himself with the merits of the case in which he is called on to give evidence or whether, when given, it will be material to the cause.Lord Langdale, M.R., Langley v. Fisher (1843), 5 Beav. 447.
There is no surer evidence of an unconverted state than to have the things of the world uppermost in our aim, love, and estimation.Joseph Alleine, p. 621. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word.Herbert Read (1963), in Selected Writings: Poetry and Criticism, p.315
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