H. Jeffreys

A Quote by H. Jeffreys on controversy, facts, questions, and theory

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.'

H. Jeffreys

Source: Theory of Probability, 1961, p.391

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A Quote by H. Jeffreys on idealism, mind, and theory

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.

H. Jeffreys

Source: Theory of Probability, 1961, p.392

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A Quote by H. Jeffreys on observation

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.

H. Jeffreys

Source: Theory of Probability, 1961, p.383

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A Quote by H. Jeffreys

Variation must be taken as random until there is positive evidence to the contrary.

H. Jeffreys

Source: Theory of Probability, 1961, p.385

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