„We must trust to nothing but facts“

pp. xviii
Elements of Chemistry (1790)
Context: We must trust to nothing but facts: These are presented to us by Nature, and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.

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