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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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He argues that any form of discrimination toward these Darwin doubters should be classified as a hate crime.
After all, say the doubters, didn't the Thames freeze over every winter in the 17th century, and wasn't the climate benign enough in the Bronze Age for people to live on what are now inhospitable heights?
I've had to prove doubters wrong who said I'm not tall enough.
In your wide ranging article you fail to mention the most recent author to whom experts attribute the plays, namely Sir Henry Neville (Academic pours scorn on Shakespeare's doubters, Post Sept 10).
The result, while not final and authoritative, is an impressive work that belongs on the shelf of any studious freethinker or, as Hecht would prefer, doubter.
On the other hand, her mention of such a large number of thinkers who stand in the tradition of the great doubters of history impresses the reader with how long is the list of members of this company.
Prusiner was accepting a Nobel prize in 1997 for linking misfolded proteins to certain brain diseases, doubters were pointing out that no one had ever actually shown that these proteins--which Prusiner dubbed prions--could cause infection.
I would definitely do this one--reinforce any doubters who wondered if their free trial was really over.
But Izzy Hussein, a Yemeni driver living in Saudi Arabia, said Arabs should be angered at the display of the corpses, aimed at persuading doubters Saddam's sons and lieutenants were dead.
Yet putting these texts together alone is an achievement: it should help to convince any doubters that architectural history is genuinely a part of the wider historical discourse.
By means of an ad in the Tulsa World newspaper, the church extended a special welcome to: "single, twice-divorced, under 30, gay, filthy rich, black and proud, poor as dirt, can't sing, no habla Ingles, married with pets, older than God, more Catholic than the pope, workaholic, bad speller, screaming babies, three-times divorced, passive-aggressive, obsessive-compulsive, tourists, seekers, doubters, bleeding hearts .
He envisaged a Canadian Alliance to unite the non-Liberal vote; he encouraged his supporters to "think big"; he put his own leadership on the line to persuade doubters.