Arthur Eddington

Arthur Eddington

English astrophysicist, a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR
It is one thing for the human mind to extract from the phenomena of nature the laws which it has itself put into them; it may be a far harder thing to extract laws over which it has no control.More Arthur Eddington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they are confirmed by theory.More Arthur Eddington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It cannot be denied that for a society which has to create scarcity to save its members from starvation, to whom abundance spells disaster, and to whom unlimited energy means unlimited power for war and destruction, there is an ominous cloud in the distance though at present it be no bigger than a man's hand.More Arthur Eddington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell's equations-then so much the worse for Maxwell's equations. If it is found to be contradicted by observation-well these experimentalists do bungle things sometimes. But if your theory is found to be against the second law of thermodynamics I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.More Arthur Eddington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.More Arthur Eddington quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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