Pierre-Simon Laplace Quote

We must not measure the simplicity of the laws of nature by our facility of conception; but when those which appear to us the most simple, accord perfectly with observations of the phenomena, we are justified in supposing them rigorously exact.


Translated by John Pond, The System of the World (Volume 2)

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We must not measure the simplicity of the laws of nature by our facility of conception; but when those which appear to us the most simple, accord...

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We must not measure the simplicity of the laws of nature by our facility of conception; but when those which appear to us the most simple, accord...

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We must not measure the simplicity of the laws of nature by our facility of conception; but when those which appear to us the most simple, accord...

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We must not measure the simplicity of the laws of nature by our facility of conception; but when those which appear to us the most simple, accord...