Quotation by Stephen Hales

Since we are assured that the all-wise Creator has observed the most exact proportions of number, weight and measure in the make of all things, the most likely way therefore to get any insight into the nature of those parts of the Creation which come within our observation must in all reason be to number, weigh and measure.
Stephen Hales (1677–1761), British scientist. Vegetable Staticks, introduction (1727).

The work followed his own precepts of scrupulous scholarship, containing exact details of the weighing, measuring, and recording he carried out in his experiments on plants.
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