# Political, Social, and Scientific Values Should be Mathematically Quantifiable

[P]olitical and social and scientific values … should be correlated in some relation of movement that could be expressed in mathematics, nor did one care in the least that all the world said it could not be done, or that one knew not enough mathematics even to figure a formula beyond the schoolboy s=(1/2)gt2. If Kepler and Newton could take liberties with the sun and moon, an obscure person ... could take liberties with Congress, and venture to multiply its attraction into the square of its time. He had only to find a value, even infinitesimal, for its attraction.

## Notes:

Henry Brooks Adams argues there should be some mathematical formula to describe social and political forces.

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**The Education of Henry Adams**

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**Book:**Adams , Henry (2009-07-11)

*, The Education of Henry Adams*, ignacio hills press (TM) IgnacioHillsPress.com and e-Pulp Adventures (TM), Retrieved on 2011-08-30

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