Thomas Henry Huxley about knowledge (“The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century”, 1887) - The geocentric system of astronomy, with its eccentrics and its epicycles, was an hypothesis utterly at variance with fact, which nevertheless did great things for the advancement of astronomical knowledge.
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The geocentric system of astronomy, with its eccentrics and its epicycles, was an hypothesis utterly at variance with fact, which nevertheless did great things for the advancement of astronomical knowledge.
 Thomas Henry HuxleyThe Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century (1887). copy citation

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