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 comment:

  1. 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