Steven Jay Gould on the Scientific Method

“In science ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’”

Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes “Evolution as Fact and Theory” (1983)

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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