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A science in its infancy is the least satisfactory, and, at the same time, the most profitable theme for a general description.
Modem physics is, indeed, not unlike a ship, drawing nearer to a goal not yet in sight, but so tossed about by the buffetings of experiment and working hypothesis that the passenger scarcely knows whether he is progressing or drifting.
Success in scientific theory is won, not by rigid adherence to the rules of logic, but by bold speculation which dares even to break those rules if by that means new regions of interest may be opened up.
It is as though a star throws the whole secret history of its being into its spectrum, and we have only to learn how to read it aright in order to solve the most abstruse problems of the physical Universe.
He thought he saw electrons swift Their charge and mass combine. He looked again and saw it was The cosmic sounding line. The population then, said he, Must be 1079.
What parts of the interior or the atmosphere give rise to the various phenomena, or indeed, if these regions have any parts at all, are questions which we ask of the stars in vain.
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August 2, 1890
September 4, 1978
Herbert Dingle was an English physicist and natural philosopher, who served as president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1951 to 1953.
Relativity for all (1922)
Science at the Crossroads (1972)
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