It Is A Capital Mistake To Theorize Before One Has Data.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead
of theories to suit facts.
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "Sherlock Holmes: Scandal in Bohemia"
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Arthur Conan Doyle, english autho
The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest.
-- Sherlock Holmes [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]...
It is a grave mistake to theorize before one has data.
I followed you." "I saw no one." "That is what you may expect to see when I follow you.
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Foo...
You see but you do not observe. -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holme
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear", 1914...
it is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself.
If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one's audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though possibly a meretricious, effect....
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
-- Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Sign of Fou...
The FACTS keep interfering with my theories.