Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

“Many scientists insist that the highest purpose of human knowledge is to provide the facts and nothing but the facts.

Symbol-making

Symbol-making

But just what is scientific fact?…The composing of theories and formulae is a symbol-making activity. The results are not ultimate insights but assuring symbols of nature. The scientific world thus becomes a sphere of man-made symbols, and scientists are the most prolific architects”

-R.G.H. Siu from The Tao of Science (1997) p. 46

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