Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington

1882 - 1944

A Quote by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington on deals, impossibility, and physics

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington on proof and purity

Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington on belief and universe

I believe there are 15,747,724,136,275,002,577,605,653,961,181,555,468,044,717,914,527,116,709, 366,231,425,076,185,631,031,296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Source: The Philosophy of Physical Science. Cambridge, 1939.

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