William Jennings Bryan - Guess Quotes
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The first objection to Darwinism is that it is only a guess and was never anything more. It is called a hypothesis, but the word hypothesis, though euphonioous, dignified and high-sounding, is merely a scientific synonym for the old-fashioned word guess. If Darwin had advanced his views as a guess they would not have survived for a year, but they have floated for half a century, buoyed up by the inflated word hypothesis. When it is understood that hypothesis means guess, people will inspect it more carefully before accepting it.
William Jennings Bryan