Knowledge of Nature is Like an Account at the Bank

Knowledge of Nature is an account at bank, where each dividend is added to the principal and the interest is ever compounded; and hence it is that human progress, founded on natural knowledge, advances with ever increasing speed.


Where the interest compounds and the growth is logarithmic(?).

Folksonomies: nature science metaphor

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 Presidential address [The origin of hypotheses]
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Gilbert , Grove Karl (1896), Presidential address [The origin of hypotheses], Retrieved on 2012-05-29
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    04 JAN 2013

     Insight is the Greatest Virtue

    Knowledge is the most important moral.
    Folksonomies: virtue ethics
    Folksonomies: virtue ethics