Interrogation Quotes (4 quotes)
All Nature bristles with the marks of interrogationamong the grass and the petals of flowers, amidst the feathers of birds and the hairs of mammals, on mountain and moorland, in sea and sky-everywhere. It is one of the joys of life to discover those marks of interrogation, these unsolved and half-solved problems and try to answer their questions.
Every one who has seriously investigated a novel question, who has really interrogated Nature with a view to a distinct answer, will bear me out in saying that it requires intense and sustained effort of imagination.
That man can interrogate as well as observe nature was a lesson slowly learned in his evolution. Of the two methods by which he can do this, the mathematical and the experimental, both have been equally fruitfulby the one he has gauged the starry heights and harnessed the cosmic forces to his will; by the other he has solved many of the problems of life and lightened many of the burdens of humanity.
[In geology,] As in history, the material in hand remains silent if no questions are asked. The nature of these questions depends on the school to which the geologist belongs and on the objectivity of his investigations. Hans Cloos called this way of interrogation the dialogue with the earth, das Gesprach mit der Erde.