Quotation by Arthur S. Eddington

We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origin. At last we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own.
Arthur S. Eddington (1882–1944), British physicist, astronomer, philosopher of science. Space, Time, and Gravitation (1920).

Metaphorical statement of the author's neo-Kantian epistemology.
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