Arthur Eddington Quote

Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself. In physics we are generally content to sacrifice before the lesser shrine of plausibility.


The Nature of the Physical World, Chapter XV (p. 337), The Macmillan Company. 1930

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