A Quote by Lewis Fry Richardson on choice and merit

Another advantage of a mathematical statement is that it is so definite that it might be definitely wrong; and if it is found to be wrong, there is a plenteous choice of amendments ready in the mathematicians' stock of formulae. Some verbal statements have not this merit; they are so vague that they could hardly be wrong, and are correspondingly useless.

Lewis Fry Richardson (1881 - 1953)

Source: Mathematics of War and Foreign Politics.

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