Claude Bernard

Claude Bernard

[Those] who have an excessive faith in their theories or in their ideas are not only poorly disposed to make discoveries, but they also make very poor observations.More Claude Bernard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do not ... reject the use of statistics in medicine, but I condemn not trying to get beyond them and believing in statistics as the foundation of medical science. ... Statistics ... apply only to cases in which the cause of the facts observed is still [uncertain or] indeterminate. ... There will always be some indeterminism ... in all the sciences, and more in medicine than in any other. But man's intellectual conquest consists in lessening and driving back indeterminism in proportion as he gains ground for determiniMore Claude Bernard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The terrain is everything; the germ is nothing,More Claude Bernard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The better educated we are and the more acquired information we have, the better prepared shall we find our minds for making great and fruitful discoveries.More Claude Bernard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When we meet a fact which contradicts a prevailing theory, we must accept the fact and abandon the theory, even when the theory is supported by great names and generally accepted.More Claude Bernard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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