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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is a test of true theories not only to account for but to predict phenomena”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Every failure is a step to success.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight: there will always be a bending downwards.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience, but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind, which is independent of all experience in its origin, though constantly combined with experience in its exercise.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Our assent to the hypothesis implies that it is held to be true of all particular instances. That these cases belong to past or to future times, that they have or have not already occurred, makes no difference in the applicability of the rule to them. Because the rule prevails, it includes all cases.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. . . . In false theories, the contrary is the case.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Man is the interpreter of nature, science the right interpretation.”

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