Quote IV – Pascal

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) – “Mathematicians who are merely mathematicians reason soundly as long as everything is explained to them by definitions and principles, otherwise they are unsound and intolerable, because they reason soundly only from clearly defined principles. And intuitive minds which are merely intuitive lack the patience to go right into the first principles of speculative and imaginative matters which they have never seen in practice and are quite outside ordinary experience.“

About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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3 Responses to Quote IV – Pascal

  1. samsonian says:

    Not much of a choice?

  2. Maiglee says:

    Very informative post.

  3. Novik says:

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