A man who makes assertions, or draws conclusions, regarding any given case, ought to be competent to investigate it. He has no right to throw the onus on others, declaring it their duty to prove him right or wrong. His duty is to demonstrate the truth of that which he asserts, or to cease from asserting.
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# Tag Archives: proof

# Friedrich Nietzsche – Stroll through the lunatic asylum

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
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# Richard Feynman – Is it impossible that there are flying saucers?

So my antagonist said, “Is it impossible that there are flying saucers? Can you prove that it’s impossible?” “No”, I said, “I can’t prove it’s impossible. It’s just very unlikely”. At that he said, “You are very unscientific. If you can’t prove it impossible then how can you say that it’s unlikely?” But that is the way that is scientific. It is scientific only to say what is more likely and what less likely, and not to be proving all the time the possible and impossible.
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# J.K. Rowling – You could claim that anything is real

You could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist! |

# Laozi / Lao-Tzu – Wise men don’t need to prove their point

Wise men don’t need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren’t wise. The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is. The Tao nourishes by not forcing. By not dominating, the Master leads. – |

# Richard Feynman – We are trying to prove ourselves wrong

We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
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