But these interesting hypotheses cannot be regarded as proved.
It is curious that the early history of Burma should be so obscure and in order not to repeat details and hypotheses I refer the reader to the chapter dealing specially with this country.
But until more information is available any discussion of this interesting but mysterious people involves so many hypotheses and arguments of detail that it is impossible in a work like the present.
And who, let me ask, has been more prolific of hypotheses than our continental neighbour?
No more than you can I believe that death is due to selection; yet I wish you had framed some hypothesis as to the physico-chemical necessity thereof, or discussed such hypotheses as have been made.
It fills my mind with all sorts of new questions and hypotheses and brings the old into a most agreeable liquefaction.
Can hypotheses claim to rank as assured results of research which should be universally accepted?
We have already found the categorical answer--an emphatic rejection of such justification; we also traced the hypotheses on which the answer rests.
Is it not a shameful trifling with the truth, when a Haeckel deceives wide circles by pretending that most frivolous hypotheses are established results of science?
And how often the hypotheses of profane sciences change!
The one of these hypotheses has as little foundation as the other.
The unchecked ingenuity of speculative anatomists proved itself fully competent to spin any number of contradictory hypotheses out of the same facts, and endless morphological dreams threatened to supplant scientific theory.
When those two facts were first put together, naturalists were quite as much puzzled as I daresay you are, at present, to understand how these two seeming contradictions could be reconciled; and all sorts of odd hypotheses were resorted to.
The hypotheses respecting the origin of species which profess to stand upon a scientific basis, and, as such, alone demand serious attention, are of two kinds.
Regarding the probable origin of the Concharida (and therefore also of all other #Phaeoconchia# derived from the latter), two different hypotheses are possible.
In this respect the following phylogenetical hypotheses are possible.
The following hypotheses may be taken provisionally into consideration:--A.
Von Moltke never figured half so carefully nor on half so many shaky hypotheses as did Madeira in his office during these nights.
Mill first points out that hypotheses are invented to enable the deductive method to be applied earlier to phenomena; that it does this by suppressing the first of the three steps, induction, ratiocination, and verification.
But it is analogy which Welton considers "the chief source from which new hypothesesare drawn.
In fact, the genius differs from the ordinary plodding mortal in just this ability to form fruitful hypotheses in the midst of the same facts which to other less gifted individuals remain only so many disconnected experiences.
They imply that scientific technique had advanced to a point where hypotheses were such regular and indispensable factors that certain uniform conditions might be laid down for their use.
Data are selected in order to be determined, and hypotheses are the ways in which this determination is carried on.
With experimentalism inevitably came the recognition of hypotheses in observing, collecting, and comparing facts.
The summary inductive mediation has left few traces; and the process of verification, in the course of which hypotheses were rejected and modified, can be followed only here and there in the records.
For instance, hypotheses must not be confused with expectations of fact.
It appears that such may be the relation of the positive and negative sides in case of such elaborate hypotheses as those of Kepler and Newton; but is it true where our hypotheses are more simple?
The purpose of the hypothesis and the opportunity for forming it are thus practically the same for all, and hence certain definite rules can be laid down which will apply to all cases where hypotheses are to be employed.
It is pointed out by Welton that the various ways in which hypotheses are suggested may be reduced to three classes, viz.
Two hypotheses divide the scientific world, very unequally, upon the origin of the existing diversity of the plants and animals which surround us.
We cannot forget, however, while for the moment we overlook, the formidable difficulties which all hypotheses of this class have to encounter, and the serious implications which they seem to involve.
Up to a time quite within the memory of a generation still on the stage, two hypotheses about the nature of light very unequally divided the scientific world.
Why do all hypothesesof derivation converge so inevitably to one ultimate point?
We see or may learn how things go on; we can only frame hypotheses as to how they began.
It is my impression therefore that the time has not yet come when hypotheses regarding a different origin of life can be considered as practically useful.
If I correctly judge, the first of thesehypotheses must be considered as of limited application if it is not seriously discredited, while the second can at best receive the Scotch verdict, not proven.
But Darwin himself did not consider natural selection as an adequate explanation, since he called to its aid the subsidiary hypotheses of sexual selection and the inheritance of acquired characters.
Bree's book, "An Exposition of Fallacies in the Hypotheses of Mr. Darwin.
On the other hand we move in the domain of hypotheses in dealing with the further question: "How have the species of organisms living to-day originated in the course of the world's history?
In the extract in relation to the ascension of Gay-Lussac, we have another of the thousand hastily-adopted and absurd hypothesesconnected with the caloric theory.
Experiments on alcohol made by Williamson raised doubts as to the validity of Avogadro's hypotheses when applied to chemical combinations.
Hooke, Ray, and Woodward made collections of rocks and fossils in England and advanced hypotheses to explain their origins.
This however is nothing more than an hypothesis, against which other hypotheses have been started by other scholars.
And what are the hypotheses which science frames in order to explain phenomena but syntheses of factors framed in consciousness?
If we fail in this particular, What credit could be given to such hypotheses as are contrived for the explanation of more ambiguous appearances, even when those suppositions should appear most probable?
Their methods, their logic, and their hypotheses closely resemble those applied by many British and foreign scholars to Homer; and by critics of the very Highest School to Holy Writ.
Hypotheses are most hurtful when accredited by an irreversible authority--when erected into a tribunal without appeal, they become the arbitrary dictator in lieu of the handmaid of science.
These principles are real, independently of all hypotheses and all method, as are also their conversion and transformation, which are demonstrated by experience.
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