Eugene Wasserstrom (watertank) wrote,
Eugene Wasserstrom
watertank

The popular view that scientists proceed inexorably from well-established fact to well-established fact, never being influenced by any improved conjecture, is quite mistaken. Provided it is made clear which are proved facts and which are conjectures, no harm can result. Conjectures are of great importance since they suggest useful lines of research. Alan Turing, Computing Machinery and Intelligence. 1950.
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