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Quotation by John Frederick William Herschel
Science is the knowledge of many, orderly and methodically digested and arranged, so as to become attainable by one. The knowledge of reasons and their conclusions constitutes abstract, that of causes and their effects, and of the laws of nature, natural science.
John Frederick William Herschel (1792–1871), British mathematician, astronomer, philosopher of science. A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy (1830).
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