Harold Jeffreys Famous Quotes & Sayings

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8 Harold Jeffreys Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Harold Jeffreys Sayings: A formal and consistent theory of inductive processes cannot represent the operation of every human A formal and consistent theory of inductive processes cannot represent the operation of every human mind in detail; it will represent an ideal mind, but it will help the actual mind to approximate that ideal.
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Harold Jeffreys Sayings: We have to come back to something like ordinary language after all when wewant to We have to come back to something like ordinary language after all when we
want to talk "about" mathematics!
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Harold Jeffreys Sayings: The real difficulty about volcanism is not to see how it can start, but how The real difficulty about volcanism is not to see how it can start, but how it can stop.
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Harold Jeffreys Sayings: Variation must be taken as random until there is positive evidence to the contrary. Variation must be taken as random until there is positive evidence to the contrary.
Harold Jeffreys Sayings: All suggested accounts of the origin of the solar system are subject to serious objections. All suggested accounts of the origin of the solar system are subject to serious objections. The conclusion in the present state of the subject would be that the system cannot exist.
Harold Jeffreys Sayings: There are some current 'theories' that, when divested of begged questions, reduce to the non-controversial There are some current 'theories' that, when divested of begged questions, reduce to the non-controversial statement, 'Here are some facts and there may be some relation between them.'
Harold Jeffreys Sayings: What the use of P [the significance level] implies, therefore, is that a hypothesis that What the use of P [the significance level] implies, therefore, is that a hypothesis that may be true may be rejected because it has not predicted observable results that have not occurred.
Harold Jeffreys Sayings: An observation, strictly, is only a sensation. Nobody means that we should reject everything but An observation, strictly, is only a sensation. Nobody means that we should reject everything but sensations. But as soon as we go beyond sensations we are making inferences.