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doubt

Philosophy the methodical device, esp in the philosophy of Descartes, of identifying certain knowledge as the residue after rejecting any proposition which might, however improbably, be false
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They must be absolutely loyal to the CEO and the company and finally, they must be willing to explain the strategy, and its implications, to any doubters within the organisation.
Do you want to provide evidence and reassurance to doubters who question most of what you argue?
This quote alone is just cause to lump Finkelstein into the same category as Israel Shamir, which is that of Holocaust doubter.
Her admirable work, Doubt: a History--subtitled The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson, reminds us that doubt isn't a negative concept defined by a lack of certainty--doubt is an affirmative, a concept that itself leads to knowledge and enlightenment.
For kindred spirits, Hecht has made clear that "to be a doubter is a great old allegiance, deserving quiet respect and open pride.
However, recent DNA experiments carried out by a doubter at Dartmouth University seem to tie the beginning of complex life to the Snowball era.
The play, by Adrian Plass, describes the shockwaves in the church of St Thomas the Doubter when Christ comes to visit.
Being a doubter, however, can be extremely difficult when they schedule one commentator on two networks at the same time.
Crum of the University of Washington in Seattle, who panned the Science paper in 2002, says he's no longer such a doubter.
The Catholic Church is the only church where skeptics stand at the altar, with Thomas the Doubter as prince of the apostles.
But looking at Ateneo's placing at the end of the eliminations of UAAP Season 79, the doubters were proved wrong.
He wants the ball all the time, he wants to prove the doubters wrong, and he did that with aplomb against Chelsea.