Louis Poinsot Quote

If anyone asked me to define time, I should reply: "Do you know what it is that you speak of?" If he said "Yes," I should answer, "Very well, let us talk about it." If he said "No," I should answer, "Very well, let us talk about something else."


In: William Maddock Bayliss, Principles of General Physiology (3rd edition)

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If anyone asked me to define time, I should reply: Do you know what it is that you speak of? If he said Yes, I should answer, Very well, let us talk...

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If anyone asked me to define time, I should reply: Do you know what it is that you speak of? If he said Yes, I should answer, Very well, let us talk...

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If anyone asked me to define time, I should reply: Do you know what it is that you speak of? If he said Yes, I should answer, Very well, let us talk...

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If anyone asked me to define time, I should reply: Do you know what it is that you speak of? If he said Yes, I should answer, Very well, let us talk...