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William Murray – Mathematical and absolute certainty

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William MurrayAs mathematical and absolute certainty is seldom to be attained in human affairs, reasoning and public utility require that judges and all mankind in forming their opinion of the truth of facts should be regulated by the superior number of probabilities on the one side or the other

William Murray   (1705-1793)
The Art of Cross-Examination

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David Hume – In our reasonings concerning. . .

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David HumeIn our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.

David Hume   (1711-1776)

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