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Equipped with our five senses ...

Equipped with our five senses - along with telescopes and microscopes and mass spectrometers and seismographs and magnetometers and particle accelerators and detectors sensitive to the entire electromagnetic spectrum - we explore the universe around us and call the adventure science.

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We do not know why we are born...

We do not know why we are born into the world, but we can try to find out what sort of a world it is - at least in its physical aspects.

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With increasing distance, our ...

With increasing distance, our knowledge fades, and fades rapidly. Eventually, we reach the dim boundary-the utmost limits of our telescopes. There, we measure shadows, and we search among ghostly errors of measurement for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. Not until the empirical resources are exhausted, need we pass on to the dreamy realms of speculation.

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Science is the one human activ...

Science is the one human activity that is truly progressive. The body of positive knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.

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Astronomy is something like th...

Astronomy is something like the ministry. No one should go into it without a call. I got that unmistakable call, and I know that even if I were second-rate or third-rate, it was astronomy that mattered.

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The great spirals, with their ...

The great spirals, with their enormous radial velocities and insensible proper motions, apparently lie outside our Solar system.

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The outstanding feature, howev...

The outstanding feature, however, is the possibility that the velocity-distance relation may represent the de Sitter effect, and hence that numerical data may be introduced into discussions of the general curvature of space.

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At the last dim horizon, we se...

At the last dim horizon, we search among ghostly errors of observations for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. The urge is older than history. It is not satisfied and it will not be oppressed.

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There we measure shadows, and ...

There we measure shadows, and we search among ghostly errors of measurement for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial.

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A scientist naturally and inev...

A scientist naturally and inevitably ... mulls over the data and guesses at a solution. He proceeds to testing of the guess by new data-predicting the consequences of the guess and then dispassionately inquiring whether or not the predictions are verified.

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