Jules Henri Poincare
Jules Henri Poincaré (29 April 1854 – 17 July 1912) was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and a philosopher of science. He is often described as a polymath, and in mathematics as The Last Universalist, since he excelled in all fields of the discipline as it existed during his lifetime.
As a mathematician and physicist, he made many original fundamental ... more »
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''Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.''Jules Henri Poincare (1854-1912), French mathematician, physicist, philosopher of science. La Science et l'Hypothese (1908). On the need for theor...
''Science is facts. Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts. But a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.''Jules Henri Poincare (1854-1912), French scientist, author. Value of Science, Dover (1958).