The Mesh of Science

I do not think that truth becomes more primitive if we pursue it to simpler facts. For no fact in the world is instant, infinitesimal and ultimate, a single mark. There are, I hold, no atomic facts. In the language of science, every fact is a field—a crisscross of implications, those that lead to it and those that lead from it.

Truth in science is like Everest, an ordering of the facts. We organize our experience in patterns which, formalized. make the network of scientific laws. But science does not stop at the formulation of laws; we none of us do, and none of us, 1 public with his work or in private with his conscience, lives by following a schedule of laws. We condense the laws around concepts. So science takes its coherence, its intellectual and imaginative strength together, from the concepts at which its laws cross, like knots in a mesh. Gravitation, mass and energy, evolution, enzymes, the gene and the unconscious— these are the bold creations of science, the strong invisible skeleton on which it articulates the movements of the world.


Science "articulates the movements of the world."

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 Science and Human Values
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Bronowski , Jacob (1965), Science and Human Values, Faber and Faber, Retrieved on 2011-04-19
Folksonomies: science philosophy two cultures