Realm of Science May 20th 1915
Rigge, William F., S.J.
Rigge Papers , The Realm of Science , Astronomical Instrument , Stars
Size and Distance of Star Clusters and Nebulae
First Paragraph: | Natural science does not and cannot lay claim to the actual possession of all truth even in its own individual and specific field. But it does with full justice seek every particle of the truth and when it has found one, it holds it in a warm embrace and willingly relinquishes its grasp on its former error. The inventory of a science is thus resolved into two main divisions. The first concerns itself with well established and co-ordinated facts and their certain interpretations. The second advances theories about other facts, the interpretation of which it holds as only probable, and accepts for the time being until they shall be proved to be true or false.