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Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.

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How empty is theory in presence of fact

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Few people realise the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.

- H. G. Wells Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Let us suppose that an ichthyologist is exploring the life of the ocean. He casts a net into the water and brings up a fishy assortment. Surveying his catch, he proceeds in the usual manner of a scientist to systematise what it reveals. He arrives at two generalisations (1) No sea-creature is less than two inches long (2) All sea-creatures have gills. These are both true of his catch, and he assumes tentatively that they will remain true however often he repeats it. In applying this analogy, the catch stands for the body of knowledge which constitutes physical science, and the net for the sensory and intellectual equipment which we use in obtaining it. The casting of the net corresponds to observation for knowledge which has not been or could not be obtained by observation is not admitted into physical science. An onlooker may object that the first generalization is wrong. 'There are plenty of sea-creatures under two inches long, only your net is not adapted to catch them.' The icthyologist dismisses this objection contemptuously. 'Anything uncatchable by my net is ipso facto outside the scope of icthyological knowledge. In short, 'what my net can't catch isn't fish.' Or - to translate the analogy - 'If you are not simply guessing, you are claiming a knowledge of the physical universe discovered in some other way than by the methods of physical science, and admittedly unverifiable by such methods. You are a metaphysician. Bah'

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I never yet heard of a useless thing that was not ground out of existence by evolution sooner or later.

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If politicians and scientist were lazier, how much happier we should all be.

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Reason, observation, and experience the holy trinity of science.

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New discoveries in science ... will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who would still adventure.

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All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.

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Science has not solved problems, only shifted the points of problems.

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Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

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Science, after all, is only an expression for our ignorance of our own ignorance.

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O Star-eyed Science hast thou wandered there, to waft us home the message of despair

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The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

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Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm And superstition.

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