„A presumption of any fact is, properly, an inferring of that fact from other facts that are known; it is an act of reasoning; and much of human knowledge on all subjects is derived from this source.“

King v. Burdett (1820), 1 St. Tr. (N. S.) 140.

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—  Alan Chalmers, livre What Is This Thing Called Science?

Source: What Is This Thing Called Science? (Third Edition; 1999), Chapter 1, Science as knowledge derived form the facts of experience, p. 3.

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„From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.“

—  Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937

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„That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.“

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799

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—  John Muir, livre A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

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„Art and ideology often interact on each other; but the plain fact is that both spring from a common source.“

—  Kenneth Tynan English theatre critic and writer 1927 - 1980

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„Our knowledge is composed not of facts, but of the relations which facts and ideas bear to themselves and to each other; and real knowledge consists not in an acquaintance with facts, which only makes a pedant, but in the use of facts, which makes a philosopher.“

—  Henry Thomas Buckle English historian 1821 - 1862

" The Influence Of Women On The Progress Of Knowledge http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/soj/u-rel/buckle.html". Lecture given at the Royal Institution 19 March 1858. In: The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)

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—  Peter Barlow (mathematician) British mathematician and physicist 1776 - 1862

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