Arthur Tansley Quote

We must never conceal from ourselves that our concepts are creations of the human mind which we impose on the facts of nature, that they are derived from incomplete knowledge, and therefore will never exactly fit the facts, and will require constant revision as knowledge increases.


The Classification of Vegetation and the Concept of Development, Journal of Ecology, Volume 8, Number 2, June 1920 (p. 120)

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We must never conceal from ourselves that our concepts are creations of the human mind which we impose on the facts of nature, that they are derived...

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We must never conceal from ourselves that our concepts are creations of the human mind which we impose on the facts of nature, that they are derived...

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We must never conceal from ourselves that our concepts are creations of the human mind which we impose on the facts of nature, that they are derived...

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We must never conceal from ourselves that our concepts are creations of the human mind which we impose on the facts of nature, that they are derived...