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Arthur Eddington Quotes

Arthur Eddington Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Arthur Eddington
Type:
Scientist
Nationality:
British
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    Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn't. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
  • 2
    If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
  • 3
    If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics, I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    It is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they are confirmed by theory. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    It is even possible that laws which have not their origin in the mind may be irrational, and we can never succeed in formulating them. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    It is one thing for the human mind to extract from the phenomena of nature the laws which it has itself put into them; it may be a far harder thing to extract laws over which it has no control. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    It is sound judgment to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    Probably the simplest hypothesis... is that there may be a slow process of annihilation of matter. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    Shuffling is the only thing which Nature cannot undo. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
  • 12
    Something unknown is doing we don't know what. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
  • 13
    We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature. Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
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    We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because "two" is "one and one." We forget that we still have to make a study of "and." Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington
  • 17
    Who will observe the observers? Arthur_EddingtonArthur Eddington