05 October 2009

Quote of the Day

A belief is not scientific because it has been “proved” but because it is continuously tested, and tested by conformity to experience rather than to axiomatic truths.

Abraham Kaplan, 1958

1 comments:

edaniel said...

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat. In the evolution of real knowledge, a contradiction marks the first step in progress towards a victory.

Alfred North Whitehead

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