Analyse Quotes (3 quotes)
The X-ray spectrometer opened up a new world. It proved to be a far more powerful method of analysing crystal structure . One could examine the various faces of a crystal in succession, and by noting the angles at which and the intensity with which they reflected the X-rays, one could deduce the way in which the atoms were arranged in sheets parallel to these faces. The intersections of these sheets pinned down the positions of the atoms in space. It was like discovering an alluvial gold field with nuggets lying around waiting to be picked up. It was a glorious time when we worked far into every night with new worlds unfolding before us in the silent laboratory.
Therefore it is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analysing long-held commonplace concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend, and how they have grown up, individually, out of the givens of experience. Thus their excessive authority will be broken.
We praise the eighteenth century for concerning itself chiefly with analysis. The task remaining to the nineteenth is to discover the false syntheses which prevail, and to analyse their contents anew.