Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Quote of the unspecified temporal interval

So far I have been speaking of theoretical science, which is an attempt to understand the world. Practical science, which is an attempt to change the world, has been important from the first, and has continually increased in importance, until it has almost ousted theoretical science from men's thoughts. ... The triumph of science has been mainly due to its practical utility, and there has been an attempt to divorce this aspect from that of theory, thus making science more and more a technique, and less and less a doctrine as to the nature of the world. The penetration of this point of view to philosophers is very recent.
- Bertrand Russell

2 Comments:

At 7:30 AM, Blogger TrueBlueSam said...

Who do you call when your car breaks down; a statistician or a mechanic?

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger Mr. Engineering Johnson said...

That depends on whether the statistician is above average or not!

 

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