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a capital mistake…

2017/09/14

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.

said Sherlock Holmes in “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I smiled a bit, because I had blogged about this back in 2009 when I was still writing mostly in Greek.

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