Max Plank's Inspiration to Go Into Science

My original decision to devote myself to science was a direct result of the discovery which has never ceased to fill me with enthusiasm since my early youth—the comprehension of the far from obvious fact that the laws of human reasoning coincide with the laws governing the sequences of the impressions we receive from the world about us; that, therefore, pure reasoning can enable man to gain an insight into the mechanism of the latter. In this connection, it is of paramount importance that the outside world is something independent from man, something absolute, and the quest for the laws which apply to this absolute appeared to me as the most sublime scientific pursuit in life.


The realization that the world can be understood rationally.

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 Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Planck, Max (1968-08-01), Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, Retrieved on 2012-06-20
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