Lessening Quotes (3 quotes)
I do not reject the use of statistics in medicine, but I condemn not trying to get beyond them and believing in statistics as the foundation of medical science. Statistics apply only to cases in which the cause of the facts observed is still [uncertain or] indeterminate. There will always be some indeterminism in all the sciences, and more in medicine than in any other. But mans intellectual conquest consists in lessening and driving back indeterminism in proportion as he gains ground for determinism by the help of the experimental method..
In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes, like the objective reality of things, will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations.
To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy Meals.