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On Matter and Ether: Or the Secret Laws of Physical Change (Classic Reprint)
Thomas Rawson Birks
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Page 3 - I frame no hypotheses: for whatever is not deduced from the phenomena is to be called an hypothesis ; and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, whether of occult qualities or mechanical, have no place in experimental philosophy.