Scientific Thought

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Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1923 - Physics - 555 pages

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Page 53 - I think you might do something better with the time," she said, "than wasting it in asking riddles that have no answers.
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Page 26 - When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean —neither more nor less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.
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Page 85 - ... people hope To see him through a microscope. His jointed tongue that lies beneath A hundred curious rows of teeth; His seven tufted tails with lots Of lovely pink and purple spots, On each of which a pattern stands, Composed of forty separate bands; His eyebrows of a tender green ; All these have never yet been seen But Scientists, who ought to know, Assure us that they must be so ... Oh ! let us never, never doubt What nobody is sure about!
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Page 544 - ... real" unless it occupies some region of physical Space-Time in the way in which a physical event does so. Now, it seems clear that either (i) sensible determinates (such as some particular shade of red) do not inhere in regions of physical Space-Time, but in regions of some other Space-Time ; or (2) that, if they do inhere in regions of physical Space-Time, they must inhere in the latter in some different way from that in which physical determinates (like physical motion) do so. Either there...

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