John Herschel Quote

Accustomed to trace the operation of general causes, and the exemplification of general laws, in circumstances where the uninformed and unenquiring eye perceives neither novelty nor beauty, [the scientist and natural philosopher] walks in the midst of wonders.


A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy (ed. 1851)

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Accustomed to trace the operation of general causes, and the exemplification of general laws, in circumstances where the uninformed and unenquiring...

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Accustomed to trace the operation of general causes, and the exemplification of general laws, in circumstances where the uninformed and unenquiring...

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Accustomed to trace the operation of general causes, and the exemplification of general laws, in circumstances where the uninformed and unenquiring...

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Accustomed to trace the operation of general causes, and the exemplification of general laws, in circumstances where the uninformed and unenquiring...