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The philosophy of physical science (1939)
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The mathematics is not there till we put it there.
For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal.
We have discovered that it is actually an aid in the search for knowledge to understand the nature of the knowledge we seek.
Between physics and philosophy there lies a debatable territory which I shall call scientific epistemology.
He is an incorruptible watch-dog who will not allow anything to pass which is not observationally true.
I believe there are 15,747, 724,136, 275,002, 577,605, 653,961, 181,555, 468,044, 717,914, 527,116, 709,366, 231,025, 076,185, 631,031,296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons.
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