Sherlock Holmes on the Need for Data

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.


Without data, we twist things to suit our preconceived notions.

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 Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Doyle , Sir Arthur Conan (2010-05-13), Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia,, Retrieved on 2011-05-17
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