Pyrotechnic Quotes (2 quotes)
He that could teach mathematics well, would not be a bad teacher in any of [physics, chemistry, biology or psychology] unless by the accident of total inaptitude for experimental illustration; while the mere experimentalist is likely to fall into the error of missing the essential condition of science as reasoned truth; not to speak of the danger of making the instruction an affair of sensation, glitter, or pyrotechnic show.
The focal points of our different reflections have been called science or art according to the nature of their formal objects, to use the language of logic. If the object leads to action, we give the name of art to the compendium of rules governing its use and to their technical order. If the object is merely contemplated under different aspects, the compendium and technical order of the observations concerning this object are called science. Thus metaphysics is a science and ethics is an art. The same is true of theology and pyrotechnics.