Francis Ellingwood Abbot
(6 Nov 1836 - 23 Oct 1903)
Science Quotes by Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1 quote)
Truth can only be found by the human intellect, exercised in perfect freedom, and trained to submit itself to the facts of nature. This is the essence of the Scientific Method, which is the exact opposite of the Theological Method. Science teaches men to think with absolute independence of all arbitrary authority, but to submit all their thoughts to the test of actual experiences of Nature. Christianity teaches them to think only according to its own foregone dogmatic conclusions, and to stick to these dogmatic conclusion in defiance of all possible experience.
— Francis Ellingwood Abbot