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Henri Poincare
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Science is facts.
science
,
facts
Henri Poincare
4
Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts.
houses
,
facts
,
stones
,
science
Henri Poincare
7
The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law.
worthy
,
leading
,
those
,
capable
Henri Poincare
12
Absolute space, that is to say, the mark to which it would be necessary to refer the earth to know whether it really moves, has no objective existence.
objective
,
earth
,
necessary
,
moves
Henri Poincare
11
A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature.
experiences
,
great
,
nature
,
impression
Henri Poincare
10
The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so.
uses
,
faculty
,
mind
,
forces
Henri Poincare
11
Need we add that mathematicians themselves are not infallible?
mathematicians
,
themselves
,
infallible
,
need
Henri Poincare
8
Facts do not speak.
facts
,
speak
Henri Poincare
11
What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in a demonstration?
elegance
,
indeed
,
gives
,
feeling
Henri Poincare
12
Thus, they are free to replace some objects by others so long as the relations remain unchanged.
free
,
remain
,
long
,
others
Henri Poincare
12
To invent is to discern, to choose.
discern
,
choose
,
invent
Henri Poincare
8
No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.
machines
,
need
,
mathematician
,
know
Henri Poincare
7
Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never born of spontaneous generation.
discoveries
,
generation
,
born
,
mathematical
Henri Poincare
8
One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics.
desire
,
mathematics
,
happiest
,
forgotten
Henri Poincare
9
If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation with the same approximation, that is all we require, and we should say that the phenomenon had been predicted, that it is governed by the laws.
predicted
,
approximation
,
laws
,
succeeding
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