William Whewell Quote

The hypotheses which we accept ought to explain phenomena which we have observed. But they ought to do more than this: our hypotheses ought to foretell phenomena which have not yet been observed.


The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences Founded Upon Their History, (Volume 2), Part II, Book XI, Chapter V, Section III, article 10 (p. 62)

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The hypotheses which we accept ought to explain phenomena which we have observed. But they ought to do more than this: our hypotheses ought to...

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The hypotheses which we accept ought to explain phenomena which we have observed. But they ought to do more than this: our hypotheses ought to...

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The hypotheses which we accept ought to explain phenomena which we have observed. But they ought to do more than this: our hypotheses ought to...

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The hypotheses which we accept ought to explain phenomena which we have observed. But they ought to do more than this: our hypotheses ought to...