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Arthur Eddington

Read through the most famous quotes from Arthur Eddington

Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.

— Arthur Eddington

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Who will observe the observers?

— Arthur Eddington

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Something unknown is doing we don't know what.

— Arthur Eddington

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We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature.

— Arthur Eddington

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We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because "two" is "one and one." We forget that we still have to make a study of "and."

— Arthur Eddington

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We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and'.

— Arthur Eddington

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Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn't.

— Arthur Eddington

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If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.

— Arthur Eddington

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If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics, I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.

— Arthur Eddington

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It is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they are confirmed by theory.

— Arthur Eddington

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About Arthur Eddington

Arthur Eddington Quotes

Did you know about Arthur Eddington?

He began by extending Karl Schwarzschild's earlier work on radiation pressure in Emden polytropic models. He developed a new statistical method based on the apparent drift of two background stars winning him the Smith's Prize in 1907. He was also a philosopher of science and a popularizer of science.

World War I severed many lines of scientific communication and new developments in German science were not well known in England and vice versa. He also conducted an expedition to observe the Solar eclipse of 29 May 1919 that provided one of the earliest confirmations of relativity and he became known for his popular expositions and interpretations of the theory. He is famous for his work regarding the theory of relativity.

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