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The more extraordinary the event, the greater the need of it being supported by stong proofs.
 

—  Marquis Pierre Simon de Laplace
 

[I have never heard this statement / quote before.  In a bit of serendipity / coincidence, I heard this quote used twice in the same week.  The first time (paraphrased) in a blog I was reading about false / unsupported political statements, and the second time, in the book I’m currently reading about probability.  The blog and book are otherwise unrelated (to my knowledge).  —  KMAB]

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