Empirical Famous Quotes & Sayings

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#1. Our empirical criterion for a series of theories is that it should produce new facts. The idea of growth and the concept of empirical character are soldered into one. - Author: Imre Lakatos
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#2. The notion that any discovery of empirical science could possibly reduce God's circumstances, so to speak, or have any effect whatsoever on the logical content of the concept of God or of creation is one of the vulgar errors I wish to expose below. - Author: David Bentley Hart
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#3. [Modern scientific] theories can necessarily never be more than hypothetical, since their starting-point is wholly empirical, for facts in themselves are always susceptible of diverse explanations and so never have been and never will be able to guarantee the truth of any theory. - Author: Rene Guenon
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#4. Unlike the doctrines of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the teachings of Buddhism are not considered by their adherents to be the product of infallible revelation. They are, rather, empirical instructions: If you do X, you will experience Y. - Author: Sam Harris
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#5. The bases for historical knowledge are not empirical facts but written texts, even if these texts masquerade in the guise of wars or revolutions. - Author: Paul De Man
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#6. One can become as intellectually arrogant about spirituality as about empirical science. - Author: Shirley Maclaine
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#7. To defy the authority of empirical evidence is to disqualify oneself as someone worthy of critical engagement in a dialogue. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#8. It is my opinion that humans are largely what they make of themselves; in other words, "human nature" is not so much an empirical reality as a process of self-construction. This means that if people become what they think they are, what they think they are is exceedingly important. - Author: Linda Marie Fedigan
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#9. While the romantics rejected the Enlightenment's exaltation of reason, many theologians accepted it and sought to frame the Bible as a set of empirical data. - Author: Joseph Laycock
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#10. Investing is not a natural science but rather a social science. So, it's never purely empirical; what you are trying to do is everything you possibly can to enhance your probabilities of being right more often than being wrong. - Author: William Browne
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#11. The role of empirical work in informing our philosophical theories, as I see it, is not that it gives us a better view of our folk concepts, but that it gives us a better view of knowledge, and the mind, and so on. - Author: Hilary Kornblith
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#12. Like the pioneering Muslim scientists, Al Bukhari insisted on an empirical, organized method in the science of fiqh and hadith - Author: Firas Alkhateeb
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#13. Economic science concerns itself primarily with theoretical and empirical generalizations about the behavior of individuals, institutions, markets, and national economies. Most academic research falls in this category. - Author: Ben Bernanke
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#14. The Buddhist understanding of mind is primarily derived from empirical observations grounded in the phenomenology of experience, which includes the contemplative techniques of meditation. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
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#15. Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world. All knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#16. We would be in a nasty position indeed if empirical science were the only kind of science possible. - Author: Edmund Husserl
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#17. Scientific research is compounded of ... empirical procedures, general speculative ideas, and mathematical or abstract reasoning. - Author: James Bryant Conant
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#18. Empirical science is apt to cloud the sight, and, by the very knowledge of functions and processes, to bereave the student of themanly contemplation of the whole. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#19. I don't believe in empirical science. I only believe in a priori truth. - Author: Kurt Godel
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#20. In the long run, the map was a triumph of marketing as much as empirical science. It helped a good idea find a wide audience. - Author: Steven Johnson
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#21. The map is not the territory ... The only usefulness of a map depends on similarity of structure between the empirical world and the map ... - Author: Alfred Korzybski
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#22. Science and art have in common intense seeing, the wide-eyed observing that generates empirical information. - Author: Edward Tufte
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#23. So one fundamental attitude shared by Buddhism and science is the commitment to keep searching for reality by empirical means and to be willing to discard accepted or long-held positions if our search finds that the truth is different. By - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
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#24. It is necessary, first of all, to find a correct logical starting point, one which can lead us to a natural and sound interpretation of the empirical facts. - Author: Ernst Cassirer
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#25. Thus he has two standpoints from which he can consider himself...: first, as belonging to the world of sense, under the laws of nature (heteronomy), and, second, as belonging to the intelligible world under laws which, independent of nature, are not empirical but founded only on reason. - Author: Immanuel Kant
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#26. In fact the problem Leopardi is facing is speculative and metaphysical, a problem in the history of philosophy from Parmenides to Descartes and Kant: the relationship between the idea of infinity as absolute space and absolute time, and our empirical knowledge of space and time. - Author: Italo Calvino
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#27. A second variety concentrated on presumed major transformations of the capitalist system as of some recent point in time, in which the whole earlier point of time served as a mythologized foil against which to treat the empirical reality of the present. - Author: Immanuel Wallerstein
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#28. But it must not be forgotten that ... glass and porcelain were manufactured, stuffs dyed and metals separated from their ores by mere empirical processes of art, and without the guidance of correct scientific principles. - Author: Justus Von Liebig
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#29. In Newspeak there is no word for 'Science'. The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc. - Author: George Orwell
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#30. It should simply be an empirical matter whether the climate is changing or not and whether we're responsible. But the various sides of the debate have now become so tribal that it's no longer a matter of changing our views as more information comes in. - Author: Ian McEwan
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#31. The really important thing is learning how to sceptically question and rely on empirical evidence. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#32. A close inspection discovers an empirical impossibility to be inherent in the idea of evolution. - Author: Nils Heribert-Nilsson
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#33. Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from me or anyone else in this reality. To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of the spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman's doorway and acquire empirical evidence. - Author: Michael Harner
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#34. 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. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#35. It is true that the grasping of truth is not possible without empirical basis. However, the deeper we penetrate and the more extensive and embracing our theories become the less empirical knowledge is needed to determine those theories. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#36. Equity feminism is a moral doctrine about equal treatment that makes no commitments regarding open empirical issues in psychology or biology. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#37. The disparagement of empirical evidence in favor of a metaphysical world of illusion has its origin in the conflicy between the emancipated individual of bourgeois society and his fate within that society. - Author: Max Horkheimer
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#38. There will be well-testable theories, hardly testable theories, and non-testable theories. Those which are non-testable are of no interest to empirical scientists. They may be described as metaphysical. - Author: Karl Popper
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#39. Empirical explorations ultimately change our understanding of which questions are important and fruitful and which are not. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#40. I'm wary of artistic directors who say, 'Here is my vision', because it's empirical. Basically it's about who you work with and what plays you put on; the vision comes out of that. - Author: Richard Eyre
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#41. I'm all for empowerment and education, but the empirical evidence is that it doesn't work. That's why I say make it easy. - Author: Richard Thaler
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#42. [I]n any profession the highest order of work is achieved, not by fussy empirical demands for 'something to be done,' but by patient study of the eternal laws. - Author: Henry Whitehead
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#43. Early in my career, I was disappointed that psychoanalysis was not becoming more empirical, was not becoming more scientific. It was primarily concerned with individual patients. It wasn't trying to collect data from large groups of people who have been analyzed. - Author: Eric Kandel
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#44. The components of a philosophy must stand or fall on their own internal consistency or empirical support, regardless of the founder's or followers' personality quirks or moral inconsistencies. - Author: Michael Shermer
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#45. The most distinctive characteristic which differentiates mathematics from the various branches of empirical science, and which accounts for its fame as the queen of the sciences, is no doubt the peculiar certainty and necessity of its results. - Author: Carl Gustav Hempel
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#46. Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage? - Author: Steven Pinker
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#47. Orthodoxy builds a rococo logical palace on loose empirical sand. - Author: Richard R. Nelson
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#48. While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#49. [The aim of science is] to explain what so far has taken to be an explicans, such as a law of nature. The task of empirical science constantly renews itself. We may go on forever, proceeding to explanations of a higher and higher universality ... - Author: Karl Popper
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#50. This is an empirical claim: Look closely enough at your own mind in the present moment, and you will discover that the self is an illusion. - Author: Sam Harris
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#51. We need science. We need empirical evidence. We can't just use mathematical reasoning to deduce the nature of the world. - Author: Rebecca Goldstein
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#52. Intellectually secure people do not need to show anyone how smart they are. They are empirical and seek truth. Intellectually insecure people need to show everyone how smart they are. They are egotistical and seek triumph. - Author: Kevin Ashton
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#53. Perl programming is an *empirical* science! - Author: Larry Wall
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#54. There is a radical dualism between the empirical nature of man and its moral nature. - Author: African Spir
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#55. Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
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#56. Memeticists have to give empirical evidence to support the claim that, in the micro-processes of cultural transmission, elements of culture inherit all or nearly all their relevant properties from other elements of culture that they replicate. - Author: Dan Sperber
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#57. There is empirical evidence that leading brands that keep investing during recessions gain share. - Author: Ken Kaess
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#58. We must remember that science is a way of using empirical evidence to better understand our world. We are all scientists, just many of us are not very good ones. However, we are all capable of exercising our intellects in a purposeful, linear pursuit of knowledge. - Author: Chris Matakas
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#59. There is no other proposition in economics that has more solid empirical evidence supporting it than the Efficient Market Hypothesis ... In the literature of finance, accounting, and the economics of uncertainty, the EMH is accepted as a fact of life. - Author: Michael Jensen
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#60. I urge you to engrave this on the template of your memories: there are thousands of diseases in this world, but Medical Science only has an empirical cure for twenty-six of them. The rest is ... guesswork. - Author: Erich Segal
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#61. Empirical proof doesn't drive progress. Progress is driven by curiosity, something we all have built into us. Empirical proof is a safety net for those uncomfortable with the unknown. - Author: Athan Fletcher
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#62. I hope for my poetry to be empirical.
It shall suggest making love:
you will want the usual
in an unusual way. - Author: Thabo Jijana
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#63. It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human being revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie. - Author: C.J. Roberts
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#64. That's one thing I've learned about food through pure empirical research: food is a patriot. Under no circumstances will it be replicated outside of its mother country. - Author: Laia Jufresa
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#65. If it be true that there can be no metaphysics transcending human reason, it is no less true that there can be no empirical knowledge that is not already caught and limited by the a priori structure of cognition. - Author: C. G. Jung
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#66. Even as it surreptitiously dipped into that dimension for its own hidden judgments, judgments which it forcefully and vehemently made and then flat-out denied making. "Empirical knowledge alone is true knowledge" - and where is the empirical proof for that? - Author: Ken Wilber
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#67. If literature provides solutions, if it provides answers, then it is lying. Rooted in reality as it is, it can only contribute towards posing the questions more sharply and clearly and more drastically than before. In my opinion, creative literature is an empirical science. - Author: Jens Bjorneboe
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#68. Art was, for Poe, the only method by which one could penetrate the shapeless empirical world in the search for order, and - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#69. By this means we presume we have established for ever, a true and legitimate marriage between the Empirical and Rational faculty; whose fastidious and unfortunate divorce and separation hath troubled and disordered the whole race and generation of mankind. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#70. To define knowledge as merely empirical is to limit one's ability to know; it enfeebles one's ability to feel and think. - Author: Wendell Berry
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#71. In the head-spinning cosmos of climate change, everyday hundreds of people claim there are 'thousands of papers' in support of a theory, yet no one can actually name one single paper with empirical evidence that shows carbon dioxide emissions are the main cause of global warming. - Author: Joanne Nova
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#72. The empirical is very important, but merit is inherent and not acquired. A university is massively important because you can see where you stand naturally in the ranks, and try yourself out, but education is just reading and understanding what you read. - Author: William Monahan
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#73. Ultimate questions will always lie beyond the scope of empirical science as it is. - Author: Paul Davies
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#74. [D]id you really expect fairness on the environmental issue? For a swathe of reporters, this is not a matter of empirical reporting; it's a matter of faith. Bush cannot be pro-environment because he's Bush. - Author: Andrew Sullivan
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#75. True science is at length disencumbered of the empirical determinations which had accumulated in the course of many centuries. - Author: Franz Cumont
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#76. Companies that fail to communicate a sense of WHY force us to make decisions with only empirical evidence. This is why those decisions take more time, feel difficult or leave us uncertain. - Author: Simon Sinek
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#77. I believe in the empirical wisdom of science, just to start with, so I hope that there might be some treatment out there that might be helpful. - Author: Linda Ronstadt
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#78. Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality, but of the discursive conventions by which and for which a sense of reality is constructed. - Author: John Fiske
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#79. In terms of their basic biochemical design ... no living system can be thought of as being primitive or ancestral with respect to any other system, nor is there the slightest empirical hint of an evolutionary sequence among all the incredibly diverse cells on earth. - Author: Michael Denton
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#80. It is that of increasing knowledge of empirical fact, intimately combined with changing interpretations of this body of fact - hence changing general statements about it - and, not least, a changing a structure of the theoretical system. - Author: Talcott Parsons
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#81. Being a skeptic just means being rational and empirical: thinking and seeing before believing. - Author: Michael Shermer
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#82. The Bible never encourages blind faith. God provides both rational and empirical proofs to confirm His word. - Author: Domenic Marbaniang
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#83. The propositions of mathematics are devoid of all factual content; they convey no information whatever on any empirical subject matter. - Author: Carl Gustav Hempel
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#84. Darwin based his theory on generalizations that were strictly empirical. You can go out and see that organisms do vary, that variations are inherited, and that every organism is capable of increasing its numbers in sufficiently favorable circumstances. - Author: George C. Williams
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#85. Given the ambiguity of religious texts and teachings, the mixed historical record, and the empirical evidence, it would be foolhardy to assert that religious faith necessarily upholds democratic values. - Author: Kenneth D. Wald
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#86. The empirical usability of the sacred ceremonial words makes both the speaker and listener believe in their corporeal presence. - Author: Theodor Adorno
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#87. It seems strange to make a priori arguments about the relative performance of governments and the markets in health care when there is so much empirical evidence. - Author: John Quiggin
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#88. Empirical description involves enslavement to the object by decreeing passivity on the part of the subject. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#89. It is an empirical judgement [to say] that I perceive and judge an object with pleasure. But it is an a priori judgement [to say] that I find it beautiful, i.e. I attribute this satisfaction necessarily to every one. - Author: Immanuel Kant
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#90. When I was younger, I'd get very empirical with myself. "I have a hypothesis about myself. I'll put myself in a situation, see what happens, then I'll draw a conclusion based on the empirical evidence. Hypothesis: I can play basketball." So I'd try. "Conclusion: I cannot play basketball." - Author: Demetri Martin
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#91. Both [social science & science fiction] attempt to understand empirical facts and lived experience as something that is shaped by abstract - and not directly perceptible - structural forces. - Author: Peter Frase
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#92. No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence. - Author: Ann Landers
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#93. The twin enemies of mythology are logic and empirical data, the chief weapons of true science. If either weapon is neutralized, mythology is free to run wild. - Author: R.C. Sproul
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#94. Somewhere out there is a theory that would explain my empirical observations, and this theory has yet to be discovered. Mathematics thrives on such mysteries. - Author: Henri Darmon
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#95. The child who has no need to feign empirical knowledge about life can wonder and fantasise with great ease. The world is his oyster, or any other thing he wants it to be. - Author: Michael Leunig
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#96. difference in kind between empirical questions characteristic of science and philosophical questions about the fact of existence itself (a distinction lost on those who think that the universe as a whole, or matter-energy, or anything else that exists, might adequately explain its own being).135 - Author: Brad S. Gregory
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#97. The walls of the rational, empirical world are famously porous. What come through are dreams, imaginings, inspirations, visions, revelations. There is no use in stooping over these with a magnifying lens. - Author: Wendell Berry
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#98. The best thing about science is that hard, empirical answers are always there if you look hard enough. The best thing about religion is that the very absence of that certainty is what requires - and gives rise to - deep feelings of faith. - Author: Jeffrey Kluger
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#99. Unlike any other empirical object in Nature, the mind's presence is immediately apparent to itself, but opaque to all external observers. - Author: George Makari
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#100. There is no empirical evidence to suggest that ageing in humans has been modified by any means, nor is there evidence that it is even possible to measure biological age. And nothing has been demonstrated to be true when it comes to anti-ageing medicines. - Author: S. Jay Olshansky
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