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“Our prosecutors have all too often inserted themselves into the political process based on the flimsiest of legal theories,” Barr went on.
THE STUNNING HYPOCRISY OF BILL BARRANDREW PROKOPSEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
Turn Wilson’s mathematical crank, and you get a related theory describing groups of those pieces — perhaps billiard ball molecules.
HOW MATHEMATICAL ‘HOCUS-POCUS’ SAVED PARTICLE PHYSICSCHARLIE WOODSEPTEMBER 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
She also learns immediately that this theory is “not just incorrect but hateful, like saying that different races had different IQs” — and yet, “in my heart, I knew that Whorf was right,” that language does change the way you think.
THE TRUE LOVE STORY IN ELIF BATUMAN’S THE IDIOT IS A LOVE AFFAIR WITH LANGUAGECONSTANCE GRADYSEPTEMBER 11, 2020VOX
It applies a different random error to each piece of information that’s encoded—which in theory makes it impossible to break without knowing the key.
QUANTUM COMPUTERS THREATEN TO END DIGITAL SECURITY. HERE’S WHAT’S BEING DONE ABOUT ITJEREMY KAHNSEPTEMBER 11, 2020FORTUNE
Kindrachuk also works on ebola, and he says over the years many such theories have been put forth in scientific journals without provoking this kind of response.
WEARING A MASK COULD PROTECT YOU FROM COVID-19 IN MORE WAYS THAN YOU THINKKAT ESCHNERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
In retrospect, the Falco looks like it might have been a simple corporate diversion to throw curious types off the GSX-R trail—a conspiracy theory that unravels when you factor in that the GSX-R had already been introduced earlier that year.
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Moreover, Occam’s razor doesn’t tell us to believe the simplest theory, but rather to believe the simplest theory consistent with the data.
THE UNIVERSE KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEPHILIP GOFFSEPTEMBER 9, 2020NAUTILUS
In theory, people would be able to do more advanced tasks around the house if they could use multiple voice assistants on their devices, said Aaron Rubenson, a vice president for Alexa.
AMAZON’S A.I. VOICE PROJECT GETS HELP FROM FACEBOOK, DOLBY, AND GARMINJONATHANVANIAN2015SEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Filter bubbles, cyberterrorism, and now the broad spread of conspiracy theories have proliferated as our lives have migrated online.
THE RACE FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE SHOWS THE POWER OF ‘COMMUNITY INTELLIGENCE’MATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Epidemiologists have been working to predict hotspots since the early days of the pandemic, and in theory, Google Trends could help build those predictions.
WHAT GOOGLE’S SEARCH TREND DATA DOES—AND DOESN’T—TELL US ABOUT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19ALEXANDRA OSSOLASEPTEMBER 8, 2020QUARTZ
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WORDS RELATED TO THEORY

  • acceptance
  • accepting
  • assuming
  • belief
  • conjecture
  • expectation
  • fancy
  • guess
  • hunch
  • hypothesis
  • inference
  • posit
  • postulate
  • postulation
  • premise
  • presumption
  • shot
  • shot in the dark
  • sneaking suspicion
  • stab
  • supposal
  • supposition
  • surmise
  • suspicion
  • theorization
  • theory
  • thesis
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