„There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.“

As quoted in Nuclear Principles in Engineering (2005) by Tatjana Jevremovic, p. 397

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„The world in which we live can be understood as a result of muddle and accident; but if it is the outcome of a deliberate purpose, the purpose must have been that of a fiend. For my part, I find accident a less painful and more plausible hypothesis.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

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—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

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