H. G. Wells quote about wrong from The Time Machine - Very simple was my explanation, and plausible enough—as most wrong theories are!
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Very simple was my explanation, and plausible enough—as most wrong theories are!
 H. G. Wells, The Time Machine (1895). copy citation

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Author H. G. Wells
Source The Time Machine
Topic wrong simplicity explanation theory
Date 1895
Language English
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“'As I stood there in the gathering dark I thought that in this simple explanation I had mastered the problem of the world—mastered the whole secret of these delicious people. Possibly the checks they had devised for the increase of population had succeeded too well, and their numbers had rather diminished than kept stationary. That would account for the abandoned ruins. Very simple was my explanation, and plausible enough—as most wrong theories are!
V 'As I stood there musing over this too perfect triumph of man, the full moon, yellow and gibbous, came up out of an overflow of silver light in the north-east. The bright little figures ceased to move about below, a noiseless owl flitted by, and I shivered with the chill of the night.” source

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