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It will seem not a little paradoxical to ascribe a great importance to observations even in that part of the mathematical sciences which is usually called Pure Mathematics, since the current opinion is that observations are restricted to physical objects that make impressions on the senses.
Leonhard Euler
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An experiment is a question which man asks of nature; one result of the observation is an answer which nature yields to man.
Ferdinand Gonseth
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