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The Royal Society – They also serve who only sift and sort.

October 15, 2014

“There are indeed some operations of the mind, which may be best performed by the simple strengths of men’s own particular thoughts; such as invention, and judgement, and disposition: But there are other works also, which require much aid, and as many hands, as can be found. And such is this of observation, which is the great Foundation of Knowledge: Some must gather, some must bring, some separate, some examine.”

(quoted by Thomas Sprat, in The History of the Royal Society [1667/1958])

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