Sun Apr 10 11:13:27 PDT 2016

John Tyndall - Scientific Materialism

John Tyndall was an extraordinary person. Among his many discoveries and writings he found time to discuss the role of science in the world and spent a great deal of time popularizing science.

For example, in 1871 Tyndall wrote:

Thus the vocation of the true experimentalist is the continued exercise of spiritual insight, and its incessant correction and realization. His experiments constitute a body, of which his purified intuitions are as it were the soul.

Experiment, theory, and falsification in the seeking of natural truth were clear to Tyndall.

I put a copy of Tyndall's 'Fragments of Science for Unscientific People' here, and the quote above is on this page: here.

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