TIL about Russell's Teapot

> He wrote that if he were to assert, without offering proof, that a teapot, too small to be seen by telescopes, orbits the Sun somewhere in space between the Earth and Mars, he could not expect anyone to believe him solely because his assertion could not be proven wrong.

@stevenroose I seem to remember Christopher Hitchens using this as an example in one of his many debates.

@stevenroose these days we have string theory and supersymmetry to do the job
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