Pierre-Simon Laplace Quote

The philosopher who is really useful to the cause of science, is he who, uniting to a fertile imagination, a rigid severity in investigation and observation, is at once tormented by the desire of ascertaining the cause of the phenomena, and by the fear of deceiving himself in that which he assigns.


System of the World (Volume 2), Book V, Chapter IV (pp. 276-277)

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