Elements of Natural Philosophy: Being an Experimental Introduction to the Study of the Physical Sciences

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Lea and Blanchard, 1848 - Physics - 402 pages
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Page 39 - To this purpose the philosophers say that Nature does nothing in vain, and more is in vain when less will serve; for Nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes.
Page 39 - The qualities of bodies, which admit neither intension nor remission of degrees, and which are found to belong to all bodies within the reach of our experiments, are to be esteemed the universal qualities of all bodies whatsoever.
Page 39 - II Therefore to the same natural effects we must, as far as possible, assign the same causes.

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