„Pytheos made a mistake by not observing that the arts are each composed of two things, the actual work and the theory of it. One of these, the doing of the work, is proper to men trained in the individual subject, while the other the theory is common to all scholars.“
— Vitruvius, livro De architectura
Fonte: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book I, Chapter I, Sec. 15
— Duane Gish American biochemist 1921 - 2013
Creation, Evolution, and Public Education
„It is generally agreed that Spinoza fell into nominalism. But he did in any case take measures to protect himself from idealism, both in developing his theory of a substance with infinite attributes, and in arguing for the parallelism of the two attributes extension and thought.“
— Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677
Louis Althusser, Essays in Self-Criticism (1976), "Is it Simple to be a Marxist in Philosophy?"
A - F, Louis Althusser
„(…) New knowledge has led to the recognition of the theory of evolution as more than a hypothesis. It is indeed remarkable that this theory has been progressively accepted by researchers, following a series of discoveries in various fields of knowledge. The convergence, neither sought nor fabricated, of the results of work that was conducted independently is in itself a significant argument in favor of this theory.“
— Pope John Paul II 264th Pope of the Catholic Church, saint 1920 - 2005
(...) De nouvelles connaissances conduisent à reconnaître dans la théorie de l'évolution plus qu'une hypothèse. Il est en effet remarquable que cette théorie se soit progressivement imposée à l'esprit des chercheurs, à la suite d'une série de découvertes faites dans diverses disciplines du savoir. La convergence, nullement recherchée ou provoquée, des résultats de travaux menés indépendamment les uns des autres, constitue par elle même un argument significatif en faveur de cette théorie.
early news reports mistranslated the French phrase plus qu'une hypothèse as "more than one hypothesis". http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/sciences/LifeScience/PhysicalAnthropology/EvolutionFact/Evolution/Evolution.htm
Message to the participants in the Plenary of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 22 October 1996
Fonte: Libreria Editrice Vaticana http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/messages/pont_messages/1996/documents/hf_jp-ii_mes_19961022_evoluzione_fr.html (French)
„Why is Einstein's theory better than Lorentz's theory? It would be a mistake to argue that Einstein's theory gives an explanation of Michelson's experiment, since it does not do so. Michelson's experiment is simply taken over as an axiom.“
— Hans Reichenbach American philosopher 1891 - 1953
The Philosophy of Space and Time (1928, tr. 1957)
„Let me have the best solution worked out. Don’t argue the matter. The difficulties will argue for themselves.“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
Memo (May 30, 1942) to the Chief of Combined Operations on the design of floating piers (which later became Mulberry Harbours) for use on landing beaches; in The Second World War, Volume V : Closing the Ring (1952) Chapter 4 (Westward Ho! Synthetic Harbours).
Post-war years (1945–1955)
— David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
Variante: obstinate, adj.
Sometimes it becomes a contest: Which is more stubborn, the love or the two arguing people caught within it?
Fonte: The Lover's Dictionary
— Muqtada Sadr Iraqi politician 1973
Fonte: Asia Times http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FC18Ak01.html
„(…) Theories are neither right nor wrong. They are attempts at explaining the inexplicable. It is not the theory that matters, but the way it is being tested. (…) Experiment with any theory you like – if you are truly earnest and honest, the attainment of reality will be yours. (…) It is the earnestness that liberates and not the theory.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Fonte: I am That, P.118-9.
— Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894
Fonte: A Dictionary of Thoughts, 1891, p. 68.
— William Gibson, livro Neuromancer
Contexto: The lane to the land of the dead. Where you are, my friend. Marie-France, my lady, she prepared this road, but her lord choked her off before I could read the book of her days. Neuro from the nerves, the silver paths. Romancer. Necromancer. I call up the dead. But no, my friend," and the boy did a little dance, brown feet printing the sand, "I am the dead, and their land." He laughed. A gull cried, "Stay. If your woman is a ghost, she doesn't know it. Neither will you."
„Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.“
— Karl Popper Austrian-British philosopher of science 1902 - 1994
Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach (1972)
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, livro The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
Fonte: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 71
— Publilio Siro Latin writer
Misattributed as Maxim 7, p. 13 https://books.google.com/books?id=GKFGAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA13&dq=%22To+do+two+things+at+once+is+to+do+neither.%22
Duos qui sequitur lepores neutrum capit
Who chases two rabbits catches neither.
A Dictionary of Quotations in most frequent Use, David Evans Macdonnel, 1797, quoted in The Monthly Review, 1798, p. 467 https://books.google.com/books?id=KYhPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA467&dq=%22duos+qui+sequitur+lepores+neutrum+capit%22
Apparently of medieval or modern origin, not found in antiquity.
Are the things and neither idealism
nor religions, nor histories
The complexity of things themselves, that's what
theories are... The thing exists without showing itself,
does nor appear, theory is the
— Karel Appel Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet 1921 - 2006
CF 63; p. 111
— Ali, livro Nahj al-Balagha
„I have a history, a long history of being stereotyped as a five-foot-two woman, which is very limiting. I've worked so hard to create characters that have dignity. And I think everybody knows that I have a very pro-woman message in my work — and in my life.“
— Reese Witherspoon American film actress and producer 1976
Interview for Vogue magazine, November 2008.
— David Ricardo British political economist, broker and politician 1772 - 1823
The High Price of Bullion (1810) http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/econ/ugcm/3ll3/ricardo/bullion