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The imagination of the Philosopher differs from that of the Poet, only because it calls forth less vivid images; but it is equally creative, and equally sentient to the flitting scenes of Nature.
The true business of the philosopher, though not flattering to his vanity, is merely to ascertain, arrange and condense the facts.
The gift of a lively fancy is an important requisite for every physical observer.
The range of Observation is limited by the position of the spectator, who can seldom expect to follow Nature through her winding and intricate paths.
Experiment is a more efficient mean than Observation, for exploring the secrets of Nature. It requires no constant fatigue of watching, but comes in a great measure under the control of the inquirer, who may often at will either hasten or delay the expected event.
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April 10, 1766
November 3, 1832
Sir John Leslie was a Scottish mathematician and physicist best remembered for his research into heat.
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