Quotations on Explanations

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I'm not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Explanations, School)

There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Energy, Explanations, Prose, Tension, Wrong)

Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted.
- Michael Behe
(Keywords: Science, Explanations, Rules)

It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Science, Explanations, Proof)

You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.
- Harry Browne
(Keywords: Knowledge, Events, Explanations, May, Miracles)

The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Hope, Explanations, Questioning, Training, Will, Writer)

The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations.
- David Deutsch
(Keywords: Complexity, Explanations, Theories)

The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests.
- David Deutsch
(Keywords: Explanations, Majority, Tests, Theories)

Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history.
- Jared Diamond
(Keywords: History, Explanations, Past, Reason)

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Life, Time, Explanations, Waste)

We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Explanations, Words)

In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen
(Keywords: Business, Performance, Explanations, Promises, Reality, Words)

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen
(Keywords: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen
(Keywords: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

And let me take one of the explanations most commonly given: Analysts were pressured to reach conclusions that would fit the political agenda of one or another administration. I deeply think that is a wrong explanation.
- David Kay
(Keywords: Explanations, Wrong)

A key issue in developmental biology at that time was the problem of how cells underwent differentiation, with most workers concentrating on explanations in terms of changes in enzyme and gene regulation.
- Paul Nurse
(Keywords: Time, Explanations, Key, Workers)

And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry.
- Michael Polanyi
(Keywords: Explanations, Physics)

When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.
- Pat Riley
(Keywords: Defeat, Explanations, Will)









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