Isaac Newton Quote

No more causes of natural things should be admitted than are both true and sufficient to explain their phenomena.


The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (1687), 3rd edition (1726), trans. I. B. Cohen and Anne Whitman (1999), Book 3, Rules of Reasoning in Philosophy, Rule 1

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No more causes of natural things should be admitted than are both true and sufficient to explain their phenomena.

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No more causes of natural things should be admitted than are both true and sufficient to explain their phenomena.

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No more causes of natural things should be admitted than are both true and sufficient to explain their phenomena.

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No more causes of natural things should be admitted than are both true and sufficient to explain their phenomena.