„Operations research '(OR) is the securing of improvement in social systems by means of scientific method“

—  Charles West Churchman, C. West Churchman, "Operations research as a profession" (1970); cited in Arjang A. Assad, Saul I. Gass (2011) Profiles in Operations Research: Pioneers and Innovators. p. 181

Citações relacionadas

Russell L. Ackoff photo
Edward Condon photo
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail photo

„The government is committed to extending the coverage of social security in the country to ensure Malaysians from all walks of life are covered by a sustainable and affordable social security system.“

—  Wan Azizah Wan Ismail Malaysian politician 1952
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (2018) cited in " 90% of Malaysian workers do not have social security, says Wan Azizah https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/10/02/dr-wan-azizah-137mil-malaysian-workers-do-not-have-social-security/" on The Star Online, 2 October 2018

Sergei Akhromeyev photo
J. J. Thomson photo
Walter A. Shewhart photo
V. P. Singh photo
Jane Jacobs photo
Bill Gates photo
Russell L. Ackoff photo
Karl Popper photo

„Darwinism is not a testable scientific theory, but a metaphysical research program.“

—  Karl Popper Austrian-British philosopher of science 1902 - 1994
Unsourced variant: Evolution is not a fact. Evolution doesn't even qualify as a theory or as a hypothesis. It is a metaphysical research program, and it is not really testable science. <!-- perhaps in "Darwinism as a metaphysical research programme" in Methodology and Science Vol. 9 (1976), p. 103 — 119. -->

„The conclusions of most good operations research studies are obvious.“

—  Robert E. Machol American systems engineer 1917 - 1998
Cited in: Paul Dickson (1999) The official rules and explanations. p. 14 Machol named this the "Billings Phenomenon". Dickson explains: "The name refers to a well-known Billings story in which a farmer becomes concerned that his black horses are eating more than his white horses. He does a detailed study of the situation and finds that he has more black horses than white horses, Machol points out."