“Try to keep in mind one of the fundamental aspects of science: letting the evidence form belief rather than belief select evidence.” — Greg Craven, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
“Try believing the evidence instead of insisting that the cameras must be at fault because what they saw was not what you expected.” — Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
“If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle.” — Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World
“You move closer to the truth by seeking evidence to the contrary.” — David McRaney, You Are Not So Smart
“The more we are committed to believing that something is true, the less likely we are to believe that its opposite is true, even in the face of clear evidence that shows we are wrong.” — Marshall Goldsmith, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“Put the money into schools. Rational ones that train young minds to think, to demand that persons in authority show the evidence for the ideas they push.” — Jack McDevitt, Odyssey