Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Scrope , George Poulett (1825), Considerations on volcanos, Phillips, Retrieved on 2012-06-22
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    22 JUN 2012

     What Might Be VS What Is

    It has hitherto been a serious impediment to the progress of knowledge, that is in investigating the origin or causes of natural productions, recourse has generally been had to the examination, both by experiment and reasoning, of what might be rather than what is. The laws or processes of nature we have every reason to believe invariable. Their results from time to time vary, according to the combinations of influential circumstances; but the process remains the same. Like the poet or the pa...
    Folksonomies: observation
    Folksonomies: observation
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    Looking for one is less productive than observing the other.