FOM: Einstein quote

Neil Tennant neilt at
Tue Dec 16 09:58:18 EST 1997

fom-ers who were following the exchanges a while back on CH might be
interested in the following quote:

"For me, a hypothesis is a statement, whose *truth* must be assumed
for the moment, *but whose meaning must be beyond all ambiguity*."

Albert Einstein, letter to Eduard Study, 25 September 1918.
Einstein Archive 22-307. Emphases in original.

For a scientific hypothesis, the assumption of truth is
understandable. More interesting, with regard to the earlier
discussions of CH on fom, is the stress on determinate meaning.

Neil Tennant

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