Although the Dead Aid thesis might be controversial, it carries an important message.
Can we commission a poll to confirm or disprove that thesis?
For one thing, we don't know that they're right--there is hot debate over their thesis.
If the book were reducible to a thesis, it might be the simple claim that some things exceed our capacity for comprehension.
The book never appears to be an argument for any particular cause or thesis.
A little later, I could have done no worse with a thesis to the effect that music is an immoral influence.
The mere exposition of a thesis would have little or no value.
I am the author of the thesis last read; but I am not entitled to the prize; there has been a mistake.
You are obliged to defend a thesis you do not understand, by arguments you cannot measure.
Their citation in support of the thesis of Church opposition to science, theoretic or applied, is entirely without justification.
late 14c., "unaccented syllable or note," from Latin thesis "unaccented syllable in poetry," later "stressed part of a metrical foot," from Greek thesis "a proposition," also "downbeat" (in music), originally "a setting down or placing," from root of tithenai "to place, put, set," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious). Sense in logic of "a proposition, statement to be proved" is first recorded 1570s; that of "dissertation written by a candidate for a university degree" is from 1650s.
The central idea in a piece of writing, sometimes contained in a topic sentence.