Hume

(David), the historian, takes the lead among modern philosophical sceptics. His great argument is this: It is more likely that testimony should be false than that miracles should be true. (1711-1776.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Hume from Fact Monster:

  • Kirsty Hume - Kirsty Hume model Born: 9/4/1976 Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland Considered one of the new breed of ...
  • Joseph Hume - Hume, Joseph Hume, Joseph, 1777–1855, English politician and reformer. Although a Tory in ...
  • David Hume - Hume, David Hume, David , 1711–76, Scottish philosopher and historian. Educated at Edinburgh, ...
  • Wallace Hume Carothers - Carothers, Wallace Hume Carothers, Wallace Hume , 1896–1937, American chemist, b. Burlington, ...
  • Wallace Hume Carothers - Wallace Hume Carothers Born: 1896 Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa Diamine-dicarboxylic acid salts and ...

Related Content