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" 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 consistency. "
Researches in the Phenomena of Spiritualism - Page 8
by William Crookes - 1874 - 112 pages
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Good words, ed. by N. Macleod

Norman Macleod
...be openly acknowledged." " All this is a dream" he cries ; " still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent...such things as these experiment is the best test of consistency." And he even raxes clear and deliberate in warning: 'As I begin by a warning against...
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The Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology ..., Volume 7

James Samuelson, William Crookes - Science - 1870
...ranks. We must not mix up the exact and the inexact. The supremacy of accuracy must be absolute. " Nothing is too -wonderful to be true, if it be consistent...experiment is the best test of such consistency." The first requisite is to be sure of facts; then to ascertain conditions ; next, laws. Accuracy and knowledge...
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The Life and Letters of Faraday, Volume 2

Bence Jones - Electricity - 1870
...examination and thought, and ends saying : 'ALL THIS is A DREAM. Still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent...experiment is the best test of such consistency.' Again, March 28, he writes : ' If there should happen to be any result of the kind imagined, then a...
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Golden lives, biographies, by H.A. Page

Alexander Hay Japp - 1873
...be openly acknowledged." " All this is a dream," he cries ; " still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent...such things as these experiment is the best test of consistency." And he even waxes clear and deliberate in warning : "As I begin by a warning against...
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Golden Lives: Biographies for the Day

Alexander Hay Japp, H. A. Page - Great Britain - 1873 - 414 pages
...be openly acknowledged." " All this is a dream," he cries ; " still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent...such things as these experiment is the best test of consistency." And he even waxes clear and deliberate in warning : " As I begin by a warning against...
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The Principles of Science: Book IV. Inductive investigation. Book V ...

William Stanley Jevons - Logic - 1874
...motion was reversed. ' All this is a dream,' he remarks ; ' still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent...experiment is the best test of such consistency.' He executed many difficult and tedious experiments, which are described in the 24th Series of Experimental...
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The Principles of Science: Book IV. Inductive investigation. Book V ...

William Stanley Jevons - Logic - 1874
...the motion was reversed. ' All this is a dream,' he remarks; ' still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; h See also his more formal statement in the ' Experimental Researches in Electricity,' 24th Series,...
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The Principles of Science: A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method, Volume 1

William Stanley Jevons - Logic - 1874 - 480 pages
...statement in the ' Experimental Researches in Electricity,' 24th Series, 2702, vol. iii. p. 161. and in such things as these, experiment is the best test of such consistency.' He executed many difficult and tedious experiments, which are described in the 24th Series of Experimental...
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The Principles of Science: A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method

William Stanley Jevons - Logic - 1877 - 786 pages
...formal statement in the Experimental Researchet in Electricity, 24th Series, 2702, voL iii. p. 161. it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such...experiment is the best test of such consistency." He executed many difficult and tedious experiments, which are described in the 24th Series of Experimental...
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Psychology and the day's work: a study in the application of psychology to ...

Edgar James Swift - Psychology, Applied - 1919 - 388 pages
...discouragement, he wrote in his laboratory notes: "All this is a dream. Still, examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent...experiment is the best test of such consistency." So he continued his efforts to ascertain the facts, but many difficult and tedious experiments yielded...
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