Residual Quotes (3 quotes)
Almost all the greatest discoveries in astronomy have resulted from what we have elsewhere termed Residual Phenomena, of a qualitative or numerical kind, of such portions of the numerical or quantitative results of observation as remain outstanding and unaccounted for, after subducting and allowing for all that would result from the strict application of known principles.
And even your atom, my dear mechanists and physicistshow much error, how much rudimentary psychology is still residual in your atom!
Our science is a drop, our ignorance a sea. Whatever else be certain, this at least is certainthat the world of our present natural knowledge is enveloped in a larger world of some sort of whose residual properties we at present can frame no positive idea.