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" Ordinary language is totally unsuited for expressing what physics really asserts, since the words of everyday life are not sufficiently abstract. Only mathematics and mathematical logic can say as little as the physicist means to say. "
Review of Radiologic Physics - Page vi
by Walter Huda, Richard M. Slone - 2003 - 267 pages
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - Science - 1991 - 312 pages
...Ucrirand Rusatll (London: Allen & Unwin). Introduction 62 Ordinary language is totally unsuited for expressing what physics really asserts, since the...logic can say as little as the physicist means to say. The Scientific Outlook 1931 (London: Allen t Unwin) 63 A good notation has a subtlety and suggestiveness...
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The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell, 1903-1959

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 1992 - 736 pages
...common, not such as distinguish them one from the other. Ordinary language is totally unsuited for expressing what physics really asserts, since the...logic can say as little as the physicist means to say. As soon as he translates his symbols into words, he inevitably says something much too concrete, and...
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Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter

Gillian Beer, King Edward VII Professor and President of Clare Hall Gillian Beer - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 341 pages
...of physics touches on the helpless largess of language: 'Ordinary language is totally unsuited for expressing what physics really asserts, since the...logic can say as little as the physicist means to say.'i: When Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar studied the life of a lab for a year as anthropologists,...
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Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications

Richard J. Blakely - Science - 1996 - 464 pages
...falling objects because the brain has evolved to devise strategies for dodging them. (Paul Dairies) Only mathematics and mathematical logic can say as...as the physicist means to say. (Bertrand Russell) In Chapter 1, we learned that a conservative vector field F can be expressed as the gradient of a scalar...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 580 pages
...by Bernard Levin in the Sunday Times, 16 April 1989 58:12 Ordinary language is totally unsuited for expressing what physics really asserts, since the...little as the physicist means to say. Bertrand Russell, 1931, The Scientific Outlook 58:13 Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know...
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The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism

Ann Banfield - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 452 pages
...simplification, like that accomplished by scientific language: "Ordinary language is totally unsuited for expressing what physics really asserts, since the...can say as little as the physicist means to say." Not holding that "all reality is concrete," they cannot hold that "abstraction is falsification" (SO,...
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The Philosophy of Whitehead, Volume 12

W. Mays - Philosophy - 2004 - 259 pages
...ordinary everyday language is totally unsuited for expressing the abstract concepts of physics, and that only mathematics and mathematical logic can say as little as the physicist means to say. 'PR, p. 488. 'As soon as he translates his symbols into words, he inevitably says something much too...
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