A Quote by John William Navin Sullivan on experience, god, ideas, imagination, limits, logic, mathematics, principles, science, universe, and world

The mathematician is entirely free, within the limits of his imagination, to construct what worlds he pleases. What he is to imagine is a matter for his own caprice; he is not thereby discovering the fundamental principles of the universe nor becoming acquainted with the ideas of God. If he can find, in experience, sets of entities which obey the same logical scheme as his mathematical entities, then he has applied his mathematics to the external world; he has created a branch of science.

John William Navin Sullivan (1886 - 1937)

Source: Aspects of Science, 1925.

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