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In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

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Stephen Jay Gould

United States paleontologist and popularizer of science (1941-2002)

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