No wonder the really powerful men in our society, whether politicians or scientists, hold writers in contempt.Theydoit becausetheyget no evidence from modern literature that anybody is thinking about any significant question.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
False facts are highly injuriousto the progress of science, for they often long endure; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, as every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has all the evidence. It biases the judgement.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Space-ships and time machines are no escape from the human condition. Let Othello subject Desdemona to a lie-detector test; his jealousy will still blind him to the evidence. Let Oedipus triumph over gravity; he won't triumph over his fate.
A judge is not supposed to know anything about the facts of life until they have been presented in evidence and explained to him at least three times.
Mistaken in its assumptions, defective in its evidence and wrong in its conclusions.
In the realm of science, all attempts to find any evidence of supernatural beings, of metaphysical concepts, as God, immortality, infinity, etc have thus far failed, and if we are honest, we must confess that in science there exists no God, no immortality, no soul or mind, as distinct from the body.
Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.
The theater is the primary evidence of a nation's culture.
We cannot bring ourselves to believe it possible that a foreigner should in any respect be wiser than ourselves. If any such point out to us our follies, we at once claim those follies as the special evidence of our wisdom.
But to ignore the absence of evidence is the basis of true faith.
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