Experiment is the Only Means for Learning About Nature

Man does not limit himself to seeing; he thinks and insists on learning the meaning of phenomena whose existence has been revealed to him by observation. So he reasons, compares facts, puts questions to them, and by the answers which he extracts, tests one by another. This sort of control, by means of reasoning and facts, is what constitutes experiment, properly speaking; and it is the only process that we have for teaching ourselves about the nature of things outside us.


Induction is fine, but observation keeps things within ourselves, experimentation takes us outside of ourselves.

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 An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Bernard , Claude (1957-06-01), An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine, Dover Pubns, Retrieved on 2012-01-13
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