I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?— John Lennon
Most Powerful Disproving quotations
To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it.
Experimental confirmation of a prediction is merely a measurement.
An experiment disproving a prediction is a discovery.
Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man.
If the book be false in its facts, disprove them;
if false in its reasoning, refute it. But, for God's sake, let us freely hear both sides, if we choose.
We are firm believers of the paranormal, but we believe over 80 percent of all claims can be disproved.
No culture in history has ever embraced moral relativism and survived.
Our own culture, therefore, will either (1) be the first, and disprove history's clearest lesson, or (2) persist in its relativism and die, or (3) repent of its relativism and live. There is no other option.
We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can't disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But, like those other fantasies that we can't disprove, we can say that God is very, very improbable.
I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
I was a senior research scientist that changed the accepted view of the structure of the universe. I disproved one of the then widely accepted “laws” of physics, 'the conversation of parity', by proving that identical nuclear particles do not always act alike.
Showing a greater fondness for their own opinions than for truth, they sought to deny and disprove the new things which, if they had cared to look for themselves, their own senses would have demonstrated to them.
Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets.
No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the nonexistence of Zeus or Thor, but they have few followers now.
That only a few, under any circumstances, protest against the injustice of long-established laws and customs, does not disprove the fact of the oppressions, while the satisfaction of the many, if real only proves their apathy and deeper degradation.
... All ideas need to be heard, because each idea contains one aspect of the truth. By examining that aspect, we add to our own idea of the truth. Even ideas that have no truth in them whatsoever are useful because by disproving them, we add support to our own ideas.
There is a school of thought that believes that sleep is for the night.
You appear to be out to disprove them.
Many 'hard' scientists regard the term 'social science' as an oxymoron.
Science means hypotheses you can test, and prove or disprove. Social science is little more than observation putting on airs.
A man's duty is to find out where the truth is, or if he cannot, at least to take the best possible human doctrine and the hardest to disprove, and to ride on this like a raft over the waters of life.
Most elected officials cling to their ideological biases, despite the real-world facts that disprove their theories time and again. Most have no common sense, and most never acknowledge that they were wrong.
Evolution could so easily be disproved if just a single fossil turned up in the wrong date order. Evolution has passed this test with flying colours.
The results serve to disprove the tetranucleotide hypothesis.
It is, however, noteworthy-whether this is more than accidental, cannot yet be said-that in all desoxypentose nucleic acids examined thus far the molar ratios of total purines to total pyrimidines, and also of adenine to thymine and of guanine to cytosine, were not far from 1.
Atheists say no one can prove the existence of God but I say no one can disprove that God exists I see God in everything I feel his presence everywhere to me I know that he exists.
The very lack of evidence is thus treated as evidence;
the absence of smoke proves that the fire is very carefully hidden...A belief in invisible cats cannot be logically disproved although it does tell us a good deal about those who hold it.
After death the soul possesses self-consciousness, otherwise, it would be the subject of spiritual death, which has already been disproved. With this self-consciousness necessarily remains personality and the consciousness of personal identity.
Given a conjecture, the best thing is to prove it.
The second best thing is to disprove it. The third best thing is to prove that it is not possible to disprove it, since it will tell you not to waste your time trying to disprove it. That's what Gödel did for the Continuum Hypothesis.
While it may be impossible to 'disprove' the existence of some 'Higher Power' or abstract Creator, it is entirely possible — through analysis and research — to find discrepancies within the ancient, organized religious traditions that support the idea of a specific God.
The principal axiom in their theory was: Everything can be proved, and everything can be disproved; and in the process, one must profit as much from the folly of others, and from his own superiority, as he can.
We are thrown back on the text, for the most part.
Archaeology can give us background. It doesn't either confirm or disprove the Bible, but it may illuminate it.
If thou makest a statement concerning women, lo, she shall immediately try to disprove it straightway. She goeth by contraries.
I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say... please be careful with me, I'm sensitive, and I'd like to stay that way.
Kansas is a piece of real estate that completely disproves the theory of roundness as a quality of the planet earth.
Nothing can be more readily disproved than the old saw, "You can't keep a good man down." Most human societies have been beautifully organized to keep good men down.
We are prodding, challenging, seeking contradictions or small, persistent residual errors, proposing alternative explanations, encouraging heresy. We give our highest rewards to those who convincingly disprove established beliefs.
In order to disprove the assertion that all crows are black, one white crow is sufficient.
Galileo probably would have escaped persecution if his discoveries could have been disproved.