James Clerk Maxwell Quote

It has been asserted that metaphysical speculation is a thing of the past and that physical science has extirpated it. The discussion of the categories of existence, however, does not appear to be in danger of coming to an end in our time, and the exercise of speculation continues as fascinating to every fresh mind as it was in the days of Thales.


"Introductory Lecture on Experimental Physics," The Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell (1890), Vol.2

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