hypotheses quotes

True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry, but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions.Cleveland Abbe

I think if you place Jesus firmly in the historical context... you can make very educated hypotheses and guesses about how he lived.Reza Aslan

Research is so unpredictable. There are periods when nothing works and all your experiments are a disaster and all your hypotheses are wrong.Francis Collins

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.Nicolaus Copernicus

Science, we are repeatedly told, is the most reliable form of knowledge about the world because it is based on testable hypotheses. Religion, by contrast, is based on faith. The term 'doubting Thomas' well illustrates the difference.Paul Davies

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.Albert Einstein

I believe the anthropogenic effect for climate change is still only one of the hypotheses to explain the variability of climate.Kanya Kusano

We have to be aware that the scientific community throws up tons of different hypotheses and at a certain point we'll find out who was right and who was wrong. But we have to go with the best information right now, which I would claim to be the IPCC reports.Bjorn Lomborg

I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research.John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data, they too can think of what hypotheses and theories might account for that data. So there's a continuity between philosophy and science in that way.Robert Nozick

Hypotheses are what we lack the least.Henri Poincare

When the scientific method came into being, it gave us a new window on the truth; namely, a method by laboratory-controlled experiments to winnow true hypotheses from false ones.Huston Smith

Part of the scientific temperament is this tolerance for holding multiple hypotheses in mind at the same time.David Eagleman