"I wigh them against each othah—balance the disagweements—analyze the conflicting statements—decide which is pwobably cowwect—and come to a conclusion. That is the scientific method." (II.4.40)
"Lord Dorwin thought the way to be a good archaeologist was to read all the books on the subject—written by men who were dead for centuries. He thought that the way to solve archaeological puzzles was to weigh the opposing authorities. And Pirenne listened and made no objections. Don't you see that there's something wrong with that?" (II.5.73)
"I believe that my views reflect those of the majority of voters of Terminus. Does that suit you?"
"Well, a statement like that is all the better for proof […]." (III.1.33)