Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

French naturalist, biologist, mathematician, scientist and writer of the XVIII century
There are several kinds of truths, and it is customary to place in the first order mathematical truths, which are, however, only truths of definition. These definitions rest upon simple, but abstract, suppositions, and all truths in this category are only constructed, but abstract, consequences of these definitions ... Physical truths, to the contrary, are in no way arbitrary, and do not depend on us.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is nothing good in love but the physical part.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An Individual, whatever species it might be, is nothing in the Universe. A hundred, a thousand individuals are still nothing. The species are the only creatures of Nature, perpetual creatures, as old and as permanent as it. In order to judge it better, we no longer consider the species as a collection or as a series of similar individuals, but as a whole independent of number, independent of time, a whole always living, always the same, a whole which has been counted as one in the works of creation, and which, as a conMore Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Genius is nothing but a great capacity for patience.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It appears that all that can be, is. The Creator's hand does not appear to have been opened in order to give existence to a certain determinate number of species, but it seems that it has thrown out all at once a world of relative and non-relative creatures, an infinity of harmonic and contrary combinations and a perpetuity of destructions and replacements. What idea of power is not given us by this spectacle! What feeling of respect for its Author is not inspired in us by this view of the universe!More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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