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" The laws of nature, as we understand them, are the foundation of our knowledge in natural things. So much as we know of them has been developed by the successive energies of the highest intellects, exerted through many ages. After a most rigid and scrutinizing... "
Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics - Page 463
by Michael Faraday - 1859 - 496 pages
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The Spiritual Magazine, Volumes 3-4

1862
...of the naturally possible and impossible," says Professor Faraday. And again, he tells us "The Jaws of nature, as we understand them, are the foundation of our knowledge in natural things." And these he considers " as the proper test to which any new fact or our theoretical representation...
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Modern Culture, Its True Aims and Requirements: A Series of Addresses and ...

Edward Livingston Youmans - 1867 - 423 pages
...derived from the observation of physical things, happens in the ordinary affairs of common life. When I become convicted of such haste, which is not unfrequently...become, as it were, our belief or trust. From day to day we still examine and test our expressions of them. We have no interest in their retention'if erroneous...
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The Culture Demanded by Modern Life;

Edward Livingston Youmans - 1867 - 502 pages
...what is the fact ?—often fail in distinguishing it,—often fail in the very statement of it,—and mostly overpass or come short of its true recognition....become, as it were, our belief or trust. From day to day we still examine and test our expressions of them. We have no interest in their retention if erroneous;...
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The Culture Demanded by Modern Life: A Series of Addresses and Arguments on ...

Edward Livingston Youmans - 1867 - 502 pages
...in the very statement of it,—and mostly overpass or come short of its true recognition. If we arc subject to mistake in the interpretation of our mere...become, as it were, our belief or trust. From day to day we still examine and test our expressions of them. We have no interest in their retention if erroneous...
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The Culture Demanded by Modern Life;

Edward Livingston Youmans - 1867 - 490 pages
...the foundation of our knowledge in natural jfengp So much as we know of them has been developed f>y the successive energies of the highest intellects,...become, as it were, our belief or trust. From day to day we still examine and test our expressions of them. We have no interest in their retention if erroneous;...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 23

Henry Barnard - 1872 - 990 pages
...the very statement of it, — and mostly overpass or come short of its true recognition. The lairs of nature, as we understand them, are the foundation...become, as it were, our belief or trust. From day to (lay we still examine and test our expressions of them. We have no interest in their retention if erroneous...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 23

Henry Barnard - 1872
...the very statement of it, — and mostly overpass or come short of its true recognition. The laics n it unfolds itself better of * Carlyle'i Critical...into the world with him; and yet iC is on this one npon principle and trial, a definite expression has been given to them; they have become, as it were,...
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Christian Thought, Volume 2

1886
...illustration of the mental deficiency I speak of by a brief reference to one of these. THE LAWS OF NATURE. The laws of nature, as we understand them, are the...through many ages. After a most rigid and scrutinizing examinaticn upon principle and trial, a definite expression has been given to them; they have become,...
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Killers in the Brain: Essays in Science and Technology from the Royal ...

Peter Day, Royal Institution of Great Britain - 1999 - 196 pages
...summing up what we find in general laws, not immutable but provisional, although valid till altered: The laws of nature, as we understand them, are the...trial, a definite expression has been given to them. Thev have become. as it were, our belief or trust. From dav to dav we still examine and test our expressions...
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