James Jeans

James Jeans

Sciences usually advances by a succession of small steps, through a fog in which even the most keen-sighted explorer can seldom see more than a few paces ahead. Occasionally the fog lifts, an eminence is gained, and a wider stretch of territory can be surveyed-sometimes with startling results. A whole science may then seem to undergo a kaleidoscopic rearrangement, fragments of knowledge sometimes being found to fit together in a hitherto unsuspected manner. Sometimes the shock of readjustment may spread to other sciencMore James Jeans quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...nature seems very conversant with the rules of pure mathematics, as our own mathematicians have formulated them in their studies, out of their own inner consciousness and without drawing to any appreciable extent on their experience of the outer world.More James Jeans quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The plain fact is that there are no conclusions.More James Jeans quotes [08/08/2011 04:08:42]
To travel hopefully is better than to arrive.More James Jeans quotes [08/08/2011 04:08:54]
Kant, discussing the various modes of perception by which the human mind apprehends nature, concluded that it is specially prone to see nature through mathematical spectacles. Just as a man wearing blue spectacles would see only a blue world, so Kant thought that, with our mental bias, we tend to see only a mathematical world.More James Jeans quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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