We need to stop, and admit it: we have a prediction problem. We love to predict things—and we aren’t very good at it.
Science is prediction, not explanation.
We're mortal, yet without a known expiration date. It's an inevitable fate worthy of acceptance, but not deserving of predictions.
I don't like being called a denier because deniers don't believe in facts. There are no facts linking the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide with imminent catastrophic global warming there are only predictions based on complex computer models.
To squander a fortune in public money, billions and billions, stubbornly carrying on with a Concorde we can only sell to ourselves.
If the facts are contrary to any predictions, then the hypothesis is wrong no matter how appealing.
I'm not trying to frighten you, but only a fool makes predictions based on ignorance; I am not that sort of fool.
I have yet to see a successful prediction about the physical world that was inferred or extrapolated from the content of any religions document.
What do you call an economist with a prediction? Wrong.
We're the tortoise that has outrun the hare because it chose the easy predictions.
Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible.
At a university they had the freshman class make the same predictions that some of the well-known psychics do every year, and they found the freshman class did better
Data-driven predictions can succeed-and they can fail. It is when we deny our role in the process that the odds of failure rise. Before we demand more of our data, we need to demand more of ourselves.
My approach works not by making valid predictions but by allowing me to correct false ones.
A prediction is a prediction because it's predictable.
Rule 1. Original data should be presented in a way that will preserve the evidence in the original data for all the predictions assumed to be useful.
A plan is an example of what could happen, not a prediction of what will happen.
I never make a prediction that can be proved wrong within 24 hours.
The exploration of the planets is now closer to us in time than the exploration of Africa by Stanley and Livingstone.
Making predictions is tough. Especially for the future.
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