„To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.“

"Presidential Address to the First Indian Statistical Congress" https://www.gwern.net/docs/statistics/decision/1938-fisher.pdf, 1938. Sankhya 4, 14-17.

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Ronald Aylmer Fisher
Genetiker, Evolutionstheoretiker und Statistiker 1890 - 1962

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„If the vapid writings... did indeed emanate from him, I can only say that this implies a terrible post-mortem reduction of personal capacities.“

—  Ian Stevenson Canadian parapsychologist, reincarnation researcher 1918 - 2007

Survival of death with such an appalling decay of personality makes it, at least to me, a rather unattractive prospect.
Return to Life, p. 13 by Jim Tucker

„Experience can be merely the repetition of same error often enough.“

—  John G. Azzopardi 1929 - 2013

Problems in Breast Pathology, W.B. Saunders Company Ltd London . Philadelphia - Toronto 1979, p. 113
Prof. Azzopardi was speaking about subtle problems in diagnosis of carcinoma of the breast, but his observation has a much larger significance.

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„See they conducted experiments on convicts“

—  Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935

Nationally syndicated column number 31, A Few Shots of Scopolamin (15 July 1923), after meeting Robert E. House, who had proposed the use of scopolamine as a truth serum, in The Use of Scopolamine in Criminology (1922).
Weekly columns
Kontext: See they conducted experiments on convicts... I don't know on what grounds they reason a man in jail is a bigger liar than one out of jail... The chances are telling the truth is what got him there... It would be a big aid to humanity, but it will never be, for already the politicians are up in arms against it... It would wreck the very foundation on which our political government is run... If you ever injected truth into politics you'd have no politics … Even the ministers are denouncing it now … Humanity is not yet ready for either real truth or real harmony.

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„Where men then are free to consult experience they will correct their practice, and make changes for the better.“

—  Frances Wright American activist 1795 - 1852

Independence Day speech (1828)
Kontext: Where men then are free to consult experience they will correct their practice, and make changes for the better. It follows, therefore, that the more free men are, the more changes they will make. In the beginning, possibly, for the worse; but most certainly in time for the better; until their knowledge enlarging by observation, and their judgment strengthening by exercise, they will find themselves in the straight, broad, fair road of improvement. Out of change, therefore, springs improvement; and the people who shall have imagined a peaceable mode of changing their institutions, hold a surety for their melioration. This surety is worth all other excellences. Better were the prospects of a people under the influence of the worst government who should hold the power of changing it, that those of a people under the best who should hold no such power. Here, then is the great beauty of American government.

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„In India, there's lack of appreciation of the need to cross-examine data, the responsibility of a statistician.“

—  Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Indian scientist 1893 - 1972

In Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html,

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„What I state as certain is certain for me. It has approved itself as such in my experience. Let others consult their experience, and see how far it tallies with that which is here set forth.“

—  Felix Adler German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, and lecturer 1851 - 1933

Book I, Ch. 1 "Prelude"
Founding Address (1876), An Ethical Philosopy of Life (1918)

„A poet can only write about what is true to his own experience, not about what he would like to be true to his experience.“

—  Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995

The Still Centre (1939)
Kontext: A poet can only write about what is true to his own experience, not about what he would like to be true to his experience.
Poetry does not state truth, it states the conditions within which something felt is true. Even while he is writing about the little portion of reality which is part of his experience, the poet may be conscious of a different reality outside. His problem is to relate the small truth to the sense of a wider, perhaps theoretically known, truth outside his experience.

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„Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.“

—  Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804

This is declared to be "an old Kantian maxim" in General Systems Vol. 7-8 (1962)‎, p. 11, by the Society for the Advancement of General Systems Theory, but may simply be a paraphrase or summation of Kantian ideas.
Kant's treatment of the transcendental logic in the First Critique contains a portion, of which this quote may be an ambiguously worded paraphrase. Kant, claiming that both reason and the senses are essential to the formation of our understanding of the world, writes: "Without sensibility no object would be given to us, and without understanding none would be thought. Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind (A51/B75)".

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„Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.“

—  Christopher Hampton British playwright, screenwriter and film director 1946

Sunday Times Magazine (London, October 16, 1977)

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