Don't Look at the Whole Universe

It is not therefore the business of philosophy, in our present situation in the universe, to attempt to take in at once, in one view, the whole scheme of nature; but to extend, with great care and circumspection, our knowledge, by just steps, from sensible things, as far as our observations or reasonings from them will carry us, in our enquiries concerning either the greater motions and operations of nature, or her more subtile and hidden works. In this way Sir Isaac Newton proceeded in his discoveries.


Look to tiny, incremental things to understand the universe bit by bit.

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 An account of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophical discoveries
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  MacLaurin , Colin (1775), An account of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophical discoveries, Retrieved on 2012-06-12
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