|Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.
– Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
|As 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)
|In 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)