Faraday says, Before we proceed to consider any ques tion involving physical principles, we should set out with clear ideas of the naturally possible and impossible. But this appears like reasoning in a circle: we are to investigate nothing till we know it to be possible, whilst we cannot say what is impossible, outside pure mathematics, till We know everything.
In the present case I prefer to enter upon the enquiry with no preconceived notions whatever as to what can or cannot be, but with all my senses alert and ready to convey information to the brain; believing, as I do, that we have by no means exhausted all human knowledge or fathomed the depths of all the physical forces, and remembering that the great philosopher already quoted said, in reference to some speculations on the gravitating force, Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such things as these, experiment is the best test of such consistency.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Author(s) - William Crookes
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780243142262
Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.3 cm
Page Count - 49
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