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Probabilities Sayings By George Boole: I am now about to set seriously to work upon preparing for the press an I am now about to set seriously to work upon preparing for the press an account of my theory of Logic and Probabilities which in its present state I look upon as the most valuable if not the only valuable contribution that I have made or am likely to make to Science and the thing by which I would desire if at all to be remembered hereafter. — George Boole
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Probabilities Sayings By Reginald Rose: Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is innocent, but we're just Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is innocent, but we're just gambling on probabilities. We may be wrong. We may be trying to return a guilty man to the community. No one can really know. But we have a reasonable doubt, and this is a safeguard that has enormous value in our system. No jury can declare a man guilty unless it's sure. We nine can't understand how you three are still so sure. Maybe you can tell us. — Reginald Rose
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Probabilities Sayings By Flannery O'Connor: The novelist is bound by the reasonable possibilities, not the probabilities, of his culture. The novelist is bound by the reasonable possibilities, not the probabilities, of his culture. — Flannery O'Connor
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Probabilities Sayings By Jack Canfield: I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be. — Jack Canfield
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Probabilities Sayings By Vic Braden: The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities. The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities. — Vic Braden
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Probabilities Sayings By Stephen Schneider: Scientists are stuck in this belief that we tell people probabilities, not absolute answers. Scientists are stuck in this belief that we tell people probabilities, not absolute answers. — Stephen Schneider
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Probabilities Sayings By Michael Lewis: That was the moment I gave up on decision analysis," said Danny. "No one ever That was the moment I gave up on decision analysis," said Danny. "No one ever made a decision because of a number. They need a story." As Danny and Lanir wrote, decades later, after the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency asked them to describe their experience in decision analysis, the Israeli Foreign Ministry was "indifferent to the specific probabilities. — Michael Lewis
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Probabilities Sayings By Elsie Lincoln Benedict: and go over and over in his mind the manifold possibilities, probabilities and potentialities and go over and over in his mind the manifold possibilities, probabilities and potentialities — Elsie Lincoln Benedict
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Probabilities Sayings By Nina Ardianti: I don't wanna be in a fake-perfect-relationship. Because, however, it will eventually turn to be I don't wanna be in a fake-perfect-relationship. Because, however, it will eventually turn to be a shitty relationship. And why on earth, I would put myself inside a shitty and tiring relationship while there are probabilities and chances to have a real happy relationship out there? — Nina Ardianti
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Probabilities Sayings By Richelle E. Goodrich: Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God. Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God. — Richelle E. Goodrich
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Probabilities Sayings By Jeffrey Kluger: We pride ourselves on being the only species that understands the concept of risk, yet We pride ourselves on being the only species that understands the concept of risk, yet we have a confounding habit of worrying about mere possibilities while ignoring probabilities, building barricades against perceived dangers while leaving ourselves exposed to real ones. — Jeffrey Kluger
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Probabilities Sayings By Charles Dickens: Consider nothing impossible, then treat possiblities as probabilities. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possiblities as probabilities. — Charles Dickens
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Probabilities Sayings By Elon Musk: Does the logic connect? What are the range of probably outcomes? You want to figure Does the logic connect? What are the range of probably outcomes? You want to figure out what those probabilities are and ideally be the House. It's fine to gamble, as long as you're the House. Also, listen to critical feedback, particularly from friends. Generally they will be thinking it but they won't tell you — Elon Musk
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Probabilities Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: How foolish it would be to suppose that one only needs to point out this How foolish it would be to suppose that one only needs to point out this origin and this misty shroud of delusion in order to destroy the world that counts for real, so-called 'reality.' We can destroy only as creators.
But let us not forget this either: it is enough to create new names and estimations and probabilities in order to create in the long run new 'things. — Friedrich Nietzsche
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Probabilities Sayings By Arthur Conan Doyle: We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination. — Arthur Conan Doyle
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Probabilities Sayings By Agnes Meyer Driscoll: We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of calculated probabilities. — Agnes Meyer Driscoll
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Probabilities Sayings By Pushpa Rana: Walking on a path of uncertainties, Shuffling on the probabilities of uncertainties, Waging on the Walking on a path of uncertainties,
Shuffling on the probabilities of uncertainties,
Waging on the possibilities of uncertainties,
Waiting for the occurrences of uncertainties,
Solving the mysteries of wandering uncertainties,
We move, lead and live. — Pushpa Rana
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Probabilities Sayings By William Batchelder Greene: Without doubt, matter is unlimited in extent, and, in this sense, infinite; and the forces Without doubt, matter is unlimited in extent, and, in this sense, infinite; and the forces of Nature mould it into an innumerable number of worlds. Would it be at all astonishing if, from the universal dice-box, out of an innumberable number of throws, there should be thrown out one world infinitely perfect? Nay, does not the calculus of probabilities prove to us that one such world out of an infinite number, must be produced of necessity? — William Batchelder Greene
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Probabilities Sayings By Michael Shermer: Religious faith depends on a host of social, psychological and emotional factors that have little Religious faith depends on a host of social, psychological and emotional factors that have little or nothing to do with probabilities, evidence and logic — Michael Shermer
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Probabilities Sayings By Charles Sanders Peirce: All human affairs rest upon probabilities, and the same thing is true everywhere. If man All human affairs rest upon probabilities, and the same thing is true everywhere. If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted would betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every great fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death. — Charles Sanders Peirce
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Probabilities Sayings By Marcia Whicker: Leadership both projects to the future and reflects upon the past. It bursts with possibilities, Leadership both projects to the future and reflects upon the past. It bursts with possibilities, flaunts peculiarities, and occasionally defies probabilities. — Marcia Whicker
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Probabilities Sayings By Lindsay Buroker: You never say what I wish you'd say, and you frequently say nothing at all You never say what I wish you'd say, and you frequently say nothing at all when it's clear you should say something, so it's not entirely fantastical that you'd say a certain thing when you mean something else entirely." He opened his mouth, shut it, and considered the ground briefly before responding. "I remember studying Fleet Admiral Starcrest's Mathematical Probabilities Applied to Military Strategies as a young boy and finding that less confusing than what you just said." Now it was her turn for a stunned pause before answering. "Sicarius?" She laid a tentative hand on his shoulder. "Was that a joke?" "A statement of fact. — Lindsay Buroker
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Probabilities Sayings By Jesse Lauriston Livermore: A man must study general conditions, to seize them so as to be able to A man must study general conditions, to seize them so as to be able to anticipate probabilities. — Jesse Lauriston Livermore
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Probabilities Sayings By Seth Klarman: We don't deal in absolutes. We deal in probabilities. We don't deal in absolutes. We deal in probabilities. — Seth Klarman
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Probabilities Sayings By Orlando Winters: People play the lottery all the time unaware of how mind-bogglingly difficult it is to People play the lottery all the time unaware of how mind-bogglingly difficult it is to win. It seems like they take a different approach to probabilities. Their rationale must be, Well, I can either win it or not win it, so my odds of winning are 50/50. — Orlando Winters
Probabilities Sayings By Anonymous: But I'd worked in IT long enough to know: Hope is a terrible survival trait. But I'd worked in IT long enough to know: Hope is a terrible survival trait. My methods were data collection, comparisons of probabilities, and collections of "what if. — Anonymous
Probabilities Sayings By Charles Darwin: As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. — Charles Darwin
Probabilities Sayings By John Maynard Keynes: It has been pointed out already that no knowledge of probabilities, less in degree than It has been pointed out already that no knowledge of probabilities, less in degree than certainty, helps us to know what conclusions are true, and that there is no direct relation between the truth of a proposition and its probability. Probability begins and ends with probability. — John Maynard Keynes
Probabilities Sayings By Arthur Stanley Eddington: It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset. — Arthur Stanley Eddington
Probabilities Sayings By Sara Sheridan: If the universe was scientific and just left to itself, then we'd have statistical probabilities If the universe was scientific and just left to itself, then we'd have statistical probabilities to rely on. But once people are involved it sometimes becomes much more problematic because they're erratic. People do crazy things that don't make sense. — Sara Sheridan
Probabilities Sayings By William Browne: Investing is not a natural science but rather a social science. So, it's never purely 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. — William Browne
Probabilities Sayings By Ilchi Lee: The waves of probabilities collapse into a physical reality through observation by a conscious mind. The waves of probabilities collapse into a physical reality through observation by a conscious mind. — Ilchi Lee
Probabilities Sayings By Jack Vance: There are no absolute certainties in this universe. A man must try to whip order There are no absolute certainties in this universe. A man must try to whip order into a yelping pack of probabilities, and uniform success is impossible. — Jack Vance
Probabilities Sayings By Branch Rickey: I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault. — Branch Rickey
Probabilities Sayings By Warren Buffett: Although we deal with probabilities and expectations, the actual results can deviate substantially from such Although we deal with probabilities and expectations, the actual results can deviate substantially from such expectations, particularly on a short-term basis. — Warren Buffett
Probabilities Sayings By Robert Kriegel: A dream is an idea involving a sense of possibilities rather than probabilities, of potential A dream is an idea involving a sense of possibilities rather than probabilities, of potential rather than limits. A dream is the wellspring of passion, giving us direction and pointing us to lofty heights. It is an expression of optimism, hope and values lofty enough to capture the imagination and engage the spirit. Dreams grab us and move us. They are capable of lifting us to new heights and overcoming self-imposed limitations. — Robert Kriegel
Probabilities Sayings By Oscar Wilde: How English you are, Basil! If one putsforward an idea to a real Englishman, - How English you are, Basil! If one puts
forward an idea to a real Englishman, - always a rash
thing to do, - he never dreams of considering whether the
idea is right or wrong. The only thing he considers of any
importance is whether one believes it one's self. Now, the
value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the
sincerity of the man who expresses it. Indeed, the
probabilities are that the more insincere the man is, the more purely intellectual will the idea be, as in that case it
will not be colored by either his wants, his desires, or his
prejudices. However, I don't propose to discuss politics,
sociology, or metaphysics with you. I like persons better
than principles. Tell me more about Dorian Gray. How
often do you see him? — Oscar Wilde
Probabilities Sayings By Deepak Chopra: Quantum theory has reached the point where the source of all matter and energy is Quantum theory has reached the point where the source of all matter and energy is a vacuum, a nothingness that contains all the possibilities of everything that has ever existed or could exist. These possibilities then emerge as probabilities before "collapsing" into localized quanta, manifesting as the particles in space and time that — Deepak Chopra
Probabilities Sayings By Charlotte Turner Smith: I was told, and indeed I saw several examples, that neither time nor place was I was told, and indeed I saw several examples, that neither time nor place was much minded, and that I might hazard being equally careless of chronology and geography; but I piqued myself on having studied Aristotle, and scrupulously attended to the probabilities of time and place. — Charlotte Turner Smith
Probabilities Sayings By Gerd Gigerenzer: a world of known risk, in short, risk (Figure 2-3, center). I use this term a world of known risk, in short, risk (Figure 2-3, center). I use this term for a world where all alternatives, consequences, and probabilities are known. Lotteries and games of chance are examples. Most of the time, however, we live in a changing world where some of these are unknown: where we face unknown risks, or uncertainty (Figure 2-3, right). The world of uncertainty is huge compared to that of risk. Whom to marry? Whom to trust? What to do with the rest of one's life? In an uncertain world, it is impossible to determine the optimal course of action by calculating the exact risks. We have to deal with "unknown unknowns." Surprises happen. Even when calculation does not provide a clear answer, however, we have to make decisions. — Gerd Gigerenzer
Probabilities Sayings By James Clerk Maxwell: The true logic of this world is in the calculus of probabilities. The true logic of this world is in the calculus of probabilities. — James Clerk Maxwell
Probabilities Sayings By George Eliot: Fear was stronger than the calculation of probabilities. Fear was stronger than the calculation of probabilities. — George Eliot
Probabilities Sayings By George Eliot: Probabilities - the surest screen a wise man can place between himself and the truth. Probabilities - the surest screen a wise man can place between himself and the truth. — George Eliot
Probabilities Sayings By Brian Greene: General relativity is in the old Newtonian framework where you predict what will happen, not General relativity is in the old Newtonian framework where you predict what will happen, not the probability of what will happen. And putting together the probabilities of quantum mechanics with the certainty of general relativity, that's been the big challenge and that's why we have been excited about string theory, as it's one of the only approaches that can put it together. — Brian Greene
Probabilities Sayings By Aristotle.: With respect to the requirement of art, the probable impossible is always preferable to the With respect to the requirement of art, the probable impossible is always preferable to the improbable possible. — Aristotle.
Probabilities Sayings By William Penn: It is profitable wisdom to know when we have done enough: Much time and pains It is profitable wisdom to know when we have done enough: Much time and pains are spared in not flattering ourselves against probabilities. — William Penn
Probabilities Sayings By David J. Hand: Unfortunately, we generally find it difficult to assess very small probabilities. We typically overestimate them Unfortunately, we generally find it difficult to assess very small probabilities. We typically overestimate them (thinking the events more likely than they are) and underestimate very high probabilities. — David J. Hand
Probabilities Sayings By Richard Dawkins: There is no reason to regard God as immune fromconsideration along the spectrum of probabilities. There is no reason to regard God as immune from
consideration along the spectrum of probabilities. And there is
certainly no reason to suppose that, just because God can be neither
proved nor disproved, his probability of existence is 50 per cent. — Richard Dawkins
Probabilities Sayings By Nora Roberts: Why couldn't she have this, just enjoy this, without creating obstacles, digging up problems, worrying Why couldn't she have this, just enjoy this, without creating obstacles, digging up problems, worrying about mistakes, about tomorrow's? Why let the maybe's, the what if's, the probabilities spoil something so lovely? — Nora Roberts
Probabilities Sayings By John Ortberg: Our beliefs are not just estimates of probabilities. They are also the instruments that guide Our beliefs are not just estimates of probabilities. They are also the instruments that guide our actions. — John Ortberg
Probabilities Sayings By Jack Dreyfus: My advice to the unborn is, don't be born with a gambling instinct unless you My advice to the unborn is, don't be born with a gambling instinct unless you have a good sense of probabilities. — Jack Dreyfus
Probabilities Sayings By Clifford A. Pickover: In the froth, space doesn't have a definite structure. It has various probabilities for different In the froth, space doesn't have a definite structure. It has various probabilities for different shapes and curvatures. It might have a 50 percent chance of being in one shape, a 10 percent chance of being in another, and a 40 percent chance of being in a third form. Because any structure is possible inside the singularity, we say the singularity is constructed from probabilistic foam, or quantum foam. Quantum gravity governs the probabilities for the various foam structures. — Clifford A. Pickover
Probabilities Sayings By David Levithan: I'd always hated the word realistic. Or, more truthfully, I'd always hated the way people I'd always hated the word realistic. Or, more truthfully, I'd always hated the way people used the word realistic - as if it were a limitation, as if reality were something that conformed so severely to likelihood that surprising things could never, ever happen. From what I'd seen, reality was much more complicated than that. Sometimes it was remarkably predictable, but a lot of the time it didn't go the way anybody would expect. I didn't believe in using probabilities to rule out possibilities. — David Levithan
Probabilities Sayings By George Eliot: Adam went to bed comforted, having woven for himself an ingenious web of probabilities - Adam went to bed comforted, having woven for himself an ingenious web of probabilities - the surest screen a wise man can place between himself and the truth. His — George Eliot
Probabilities Sayings By George MacDonald: How much time is wasted in what is called thought, but is merely care--an anxious How much time is wasted in what is called thought, but is merely care--an anxious idling over the fancied probabilities of result — George MacDonald
Probabilities Sayings By Voltaire: Almost all life depends on probabilities. Almost all life depends on probabilities. — Voltaire
Probabilities Sayings By John Medina: Couples who regularly practice empathy see stunning results. It is the independent variable that predicts Couples who regularly practice empathy see stunning results. It is the independent variable that predicts a successful marriage, according to behaviorist John Gottman, who, post hoc criticisms notwithstanding, forecasts divorce probabilities with accuracy rates approaching 90 percent. In Gottman's studies, if the wife felt she was being heard by her husband - to the point that he accepted her good influence on his behavior - the marriage was essentially divorce-proof. (Interestingly, whether the husband felt heard was not a factor in divorce rates.) If that empathy trafficking was absent, the marriage foundered. Research — John Medina
Probabilities Sayings By Henry Hazlitt: The dilemma is this. In the modern world knowledge has been growing so fast and The dilemma is this. In the modern world knowledge has been growing so fast and so enormously, in almost every field, that the probabilities are immensely against anybody, no matter how innately clever, being able to make a contribution in any one field unless he devotes all his time to it for years. If he tries to be the Rounded Universal Man, like Leonardo da Vinci, or to take all knowledge for his province, like Francis Bacon, he is most likely to become a mere dilettante and dabbler. But if he becomes too specialized, he is apt to become narrow and lopsided, ignorant on every subject but his own, and perhaps dull and sterile even on that because he lacks perspective and vision and has missed the cross-fertilization of ideas that can come from knowing something of other subjects. — Henry Hazlitt
Probabilities Sayings By Samuel Johnson: He who sees different ways to the same end, will, unless he watches carefully over He who sees different ways to the same end, will, unless he watches carefully over his own conduct, lay out too much of his attention upon the comparison of probabilities and the adjustment of expedients, and pause in the choice of his road, till some accident intercepts his journey. — Samuel Johnson
Probabilities Sayings By Francisco X Stork: Jasmine is logical in her thinking. One step leading to another. Analyzing probabilities and discarding Jasmine is logical in her thinking. One step leading to another. Analyzing probabilities and discarding them."
"You look surprised. Didn't you know that I was smart?" She pretends to be angry.
Even though I know she is teasing me, I feel my face get red-hot. How can I tell her that I knew but I didn't know
like seeing the sunset every evening but not seeing it. — Francisco X Stork
Probabilities Sayings By Jack Canfield: Don't censor your dreams or vision with practicalities and probabilities. Don't censor your dreams or vision with practicalities and probabilities. — Jack Canfield
Probabilities Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: Science fiction - and the correct shortcut is 'sf' - uses actual scientific facts or Science fiction - and the correct shortcut is 'sf' - uses actual scientific facts or theories for the source ideas or framework of the story. It has some scientific content, however speculative. If it breaks a law of physics, it knows it's doing so and follows up the consequences. If it invents a society of aliens, it does so with some respect for and knowledge of the social sciences and what you might call social probabilities. And some of it is literarily self-aware enough to treat its metaphors as metaphors. — Ursula K. Le Guin
Probabilities Sayings By Garth Nix: Alternatives! Probabilities! Alternatives! Probabilities! — Garth Nix
Probabilities Sayings By Michio Kaku: If we can somehow control the probability of certain improbable events, then anything, including faster-than-light If we can somehow control the probability of certain improbable events, then anything, including faster-than-light travel, and even time travel, is possible. Reaching the distant stars in seconds is highly unlikely, but when one can control quantum probabilities at will, then even the impossible may become commonplace. — Michio Kaku
Probabilities Sayings By Nahu Lanham: Life is a self-correcting, negative regulatory system because it is always moving toward a specific Life is a self-correcting, negative regulatory system because it is always moving toward a specific target destination in the future. This target destination we call 'self preservation'.

Achieve this goal it must constantly reduce the probabilities that interfere with its movement toward that future target.

Hence, it conserves by self-regulating, like a thermostat set at a specific temperature, as it advances, all the while seeking to re-adapt in accordance with the changes it incurs.

Putting this principle to work in our daily life means learning to adapt to new information while always adhering to a basic plan that can, in general, be modified according to alterations in the data encountered.

Thoughts from; SPIRAL FORECASTING: Nature's Inside Track to Future Success — Nahu Lanham
Probabilities Sayings By Amir Aczel: In this world, what is here is not necessarily here, and what is now may In this world, what is here is not necessarily here, and what is now may not really be now: place and time are malleable, and everything is seen through a haze of probabilities, rather than with certainty. — Amir Aczel
Probabilities Sayings By Mary Doria Russell: He did not believe in luck at all, good or bad. Gamblers believed in luck, He did not believe in luck at all, good or bad. Gamblers believed in luck, and he was not a gambler. Never had been, never would be. John Henry Holliday believed in mathematics, in statistics, in the computation of odds. Fifty-two cards in a deck. Make it easy. Say it's fifty. Any card has a 2 percent chance of being dealt from a full deck. Keep track of what's out. Adjust the probabilities as the hand progresses. — Mary Doria Russell
Probabilities Sayings By Roberto Pedace: The most obvious problem with estimating a dummy dependent variable model using OLS is that The most obvious problem with estimating a dummy dependent variable model using OLS is that the predicted probabilities aren't guaranteed — Roberto Pedace
Probabilities Sayings By Jason Carter: Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States memorably stated in a letter in 1807: Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States memorably stated in a letter in 1807: 'nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle...Perhaps an editor might begin a reformation in some such way as this. Divide his paper into four chapters, heading the first, Truths; second, Probabilities; the third, Possibilities; the fourth, Lies. The first chapter would be very short.' If that was true as far back as 1807 when the technologies supporting the mass media were markedly less advanced - how much more true it is today. The — Jason Carter
Probabilities Sayings By Richard Hughes: Mathias shrugged. After all, a criminal lawyer is not concerned with facts. He is concerned Mathias shrugged. After all, a criminal lawyer is not concerned with facts. He is concerned with probabilities. It is the novelist who is concerned with facts, whose job it is to say what a particular man did do on a particular occasion: the lawyer does not, cannot be expected to go further than show what the ordinary man would be most likely to do under presumed circumstances. — Richard Hughes
Probabilities Sayings By Lavie Tidhar: I think a lot about the might-have-beens, the what-ifs. About the little places in history I think a lot about the might-have-beens, the what-ifs. About the little places in history where one tiny, minute change can lead to a new and unimaginable future. It's like chess, so many permutations, probabilities, choices, cross-roads ... I think a lot about the future, our future. And I see uncertainty. — Lavie Tidhar
Probabilities Sayings By Lionel Suggs: I don't simply create probabilities, I guide them. I don't simply create probabilities, I guide them. — Lionel Suggs
Probabilities Sayings By Atul Gawande: The possibilities and probabilities are all we have to work with in medicine, though. What The possibilities and probabilities are all we have to work with in medicine, though. What we are drawn to in this imperfect science, what we in fact covet in our way, is the alterable moment-the fragile but crystalline opportunity for one's know-how, ability, or just gut instinct to change the course of another's life for the better. — Atul Gawande
Probabilities Sayings By Martin J. Rees: In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it. — Martin J. Rees
Probabilities Sayings By Robert Anton Wilson: Following Korzybski , I put things in probabilities, not absolutes ... My only originality lies Following Korzybski , I put things in probabilities, not absolutes ... My only originality lies in applying this zetetic attitude outside the hardest of the hard sciences, physics , to softer sciences and then to non-sciences like politics , ideology , jury verdicts and, of course, conspiracy theory . — Robert Anton Wilson
Probabilities Sayings By Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Alas, investors and businesses are not paid in probabilities; they are paid in dollars. Accordingly, Alas, investors and businesses are not paid in probabilities; they are paid in dollars. Accordingly, it is not how likely an event is to happen that matters, it is how much is made when it happens that should be the consideration. How frequent the profit is irrelevant; it is the magnitude of the outcomes that counts. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Probabilities Sayings By Alan Greenspan: Given our inevitably incomplete knowledge about key structural aspects of an everchanging economy and the Given our inevitably incomplete knowledge about key structural aspects of an everchanging economy and the sometimes asymmetric costs or benefits of particular outcomes, a central bank needs to consider not only the most likely future path for the economy but also the distribution of possible outcomes about that path. The decision makers then need to reach judgment about the probabilities, costs and benefits of the various possible outcomes under alternative choices for policy. — Alan Greenspan
Probabilities Sayings By Anonymous: The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the sincerity of the The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it. Indeed, the probabilities are that the more insincere the man is, the more purely intellectual will the idea be, as in that case it will not be coloured by either his wants, his desires, or his prejudices. — Anonymous
Probabilities Sayings By George Miller Beard: Before the general use of these instruments of precision in time, there was a wider Before the general use of these instruments of precision in time, there was a wider margin for all appointments; a longer period was required and prepared for, especially in travelling--- coaches of the olden period were not expected to start like steamers or trains, on the instant--- men judged of the time by probabilities, by looking at the sun, and needed not, as a rule, to be nervous about the loss of a moment, and had incomparable fewer experiences wherein a delay of a few minutes might destroy the hopes of a lifetime. A nervous man cannot take out his watch and look at it when the time for an appointment or train is near, without affecting his pulse, and the effect on that pulse, if we could but measure and weigh it, would be found to be correlated to a loss to the nervous system. — George Miller Beard
Probabilities Sayings By Marianne Williamson: If we only identify with the mortal world, then we identify with a level of If we only identify with the mortal world, then we identify with a level of scarcity and lack and brokenness, and that will be our experience. But if we shift our experience of self-identification - and this is what enlightenment is - from the body-self to the spiritual-self, then we place ourselves under an entirely different set of possibilities and probabilities. — Marianne Williamson
Probabilities Sayings By Robert Anton Wilson: Non-Aristotelian logic deals with existencial/operacional probabilities. Aristotelian logic deals with certainties, and in the lack Non-Aristotelian logic deals with existencial/operacional probabilities. Aristotelian logic deals with certainties, and in the lack of certainties throughout most of life, Aristotelian logic subliminally programs us to ivent fictitious certainties.
That rush for fictitious certainties explains most of the Ideologies and damn near all Religions on the planet, I think. — Robert Anton Wilson
Probabilities Sayings By Arrian: One should not inquire too closely where ancient legends about the gods are concerned; many One should not inquire too closely where ancient legends about the gods are concerned; many things which reason rejects acquire some color of probability once you bring a god into the story — Arrian
Probabilities Sayings By Robert A. Burton: Certainty is not biologically possible. We must learn (and teach our children) to tolerate the Certainty is not biologically possible. We must learn (and teach our children) to tolerate the unpleasantness of uncertainty. Science has given us the language and tools of probabilities. We have methods for analyzing and ranking opinion according to their likelihood of correctness. That is enough. — Robert A. Burton
Probabilities Sayings By Warren Buffett: We make investment decisions based on our evaluation of the most profitable combination of probabilities. We make investment decisions based on our evaluation of the most profitable combination of probabilities. — Warren Buffett
Probabilities Sayings By Stephen Hawking: Quantum physics might seem to undermine the idea that nature is governed by laws, but Quantum physics might seem to undermine the idea that nature is governed by laws, but that is not the case. Instead it leads us to accept a new form of determinism: given the state of a system at some time, the laws of nature determine the probabilities of various futures and pasts rather than determining the future and past with certainty. — Stephen Hawking
Probabilities Sayings By Pierre-Simon Laplace: The theory of probabilities is basically only common sense reduced to a calculus. It makes The theory of probabilities is basically only common sense reduced to a calculus. It makes one estimate accurately what right-minded people feel by a sort of instinct, often without being able to give a reason for it. — Pierre-Simon Laplace
Probabilities Sayings By Freeman Dyson: The primary difference between the classical layer and the quantum layer is that the classical The primary difference between the classical layer and the quantum layer is that the classical layer deals with facts and the quantum layer deals with probabilities. In situations where classical laws are valid, we can predict the future by observing the past. In situations where quantum laws are valid, we can observe the past but we cannot predict the future. In the quantum layer, events are unpredictable. — Freeman Dyson
Probabilities Sayings By Leonid V. Azaroff: Classical mechanics gave us a deterministic view of the world. Quantum mechanics, conversely, gives us Classical mechanics gave us a deterministic view of the world. Quantum mechanics, conversely, gives us a probabilistic view instead. According to Newton, if you know the cause af an event, you can predict the outcome. According to M.Born, you can only predict how likely that outcome will be. — Leonid V. Azaroff
Probabilities Sayings By Eliezer Yudkowsky: Have I ever remarked on how completely ridiculous it is to ask high school students Have I ever remarked on how completely ridiculous it is to ask high school students to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives and give them nearly no support in doing so? Support like, say, spending a day apiece watching twenty different jobs and then another week at their top three choices, with salary charts and projections and probabilities of graduating that subject given their test scores? The more so considering this is a central allocation question for the entire economy? — Eliezer Yudkowsky
Probabilities Sayings By Antoine Lavoisier: The art of drawing conclusions from experiments and observations consists in evaluating probabilities and in The art of drawing conclusions from experiments and observations consists in evaluating probabilities and in estimating whether they are sufficiently great or numerous enough to constitute proofs. This kind of calculation is more complicated and more difficult than it is commonly thought to be ... — Antoine Lavoisier
Probabilities Sayings By James Anthony Froude: We cannot live on probabilities. The faith in which we can live bravely and die We cannot live on probabilities. The faith in which we can live bravely and die in peace must be a certainty, so far as it professes to be a faith at all, or it is nothing. — James Anthony Froude
Probabilities Sayings By Edgar Allan Poe: Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling-blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling-blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who have been educated to know nothing of the theory of probabilities
that theory to which the most glorious objects of human research are indebted for the most glorious of illustration. — Edgar Allan Poe
Probabilities Sayings By Charles Dickens: Mrs. Boffin, insisting that Bella should make tomorrow's expedition in the chariot, she went home Mrs. Boffin, insisting that Bella should make tomorrow's expedition in the chariot, she went home in great grandeur. Mrs. Wilfer and Miss Lavinia had speculated much on the probabilities and improbabilities of her coming in this gorgeous state, and, on beholding the chariot from the window at which they were secreted to look out for it, agreed that it must be detained at the door as long as possible, for the mortification and confusion of the neighbours. — Charles Dickens
Probabilities Sayings By Robert Rubin: First, the only certainty is that there is no certainty. Second, every decision as a First, the only certainty is that there is no certainty. Second, every decision as a consequence is a matter of weighing probabilities. Third, despite uncertainty we must decide and we must act. And lastly we need to judge decisions not only on the results, but how those decisions were made. — Robert Rubin
Probabilities Sayings By Leonard Mlodinow: I have stressed this distinction because it is an important one. It defines the fundamental I have stressed this distinction because it is an important one. It defines the fundamental difference between probability and statistics: the former concerns predictions based on fixed probabilities; the latter concerns the inference of those probabilities based on observed data. — Leonard Mlodinow
Probabilities Sayings By George Muller: The province of faith begins where probabilities cease and sight and sense fail. The province of faith begins where probabilities cease and sight and sense fail. — George Muller
Probabilities Sayings By Clay Shirky: Because Wikipedia is a process, not a product, it replaces guarantees offered by institutions with Because Wikipedia is a process, not a product, it replaces guarantees offered by institutions with probabilities supported by process. — Clay Shirky
Probabilities Sayings By Pierre-Simon Laplace: The theory of probabilities is at bottom nothing but common sense reduced to calculus; it The theory of probabilities is at bottom nothing but common sense reduced to calculus; it enables us to appreciate with exactness that which accurate minds feel with a sort of instinct for which of times they are unable to account. — Pierre-Simon Laplace
Probabilities Sayings By John Fowles: An easterly is the most disagreeable wind in Lyme Bay - Lyme Bay being that An easterly is the most disagreeable wind in Lyme Bay - Lyme Bay being that largest bite from the underside of England's outstretched southwestern leg - and a person of curiosity could at once have deduced several strong probabilities about the pair who began to walk down the quay at Lyme Regis, the small but ancient eponym of the inbite, one incisively sharp and blustery morning in the late March of 1867. — John Fowles
Probabilities Sayings By Richard P. Feynman: In its efforts to learn as much as possible about nature, modern physics has found In its efforts to learn as much as possible about nature, modern physics has found that certain things can never be "known" with certainty. Much of our knowledge must always remain uncertain. The most we can know is in terms of probabilities. — Richard P. Feynman