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I have thus led you to the outer rim of speculative science, for beyond the nebulae scientific thought has never ventured hitherto, and have tried to state that which I considered ought, in fairness, to be outspoken.
To him [Faraday], as to all true philosophers, the main value of a fact was its position and suggestiveness in the general sequence of scientific truth.
Scientific men fight shy of the word [imagination] because of its ultrascientific connotations; but the fact is that without the exercise of this power our knowledge of Nature would be a mere tabulation of coexistences and sequences.
Charles Darwin, the Abraham of scientific men — a searcher as obedient to the command of truth as was the patriarch to the command of God.
I allude to Mr. Charles Darwin, the Abrabam of scientific men—a searcher as obedient to the command of truth as was the patriarch to the command of God.
The scientific mind can find no repose in the mere registration of sequence in nature. The further question intrudes itself with resistless might, Whence comes the sequence?
Scientific theories sometimes float like rumours in the air before they receive complete expression.
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