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The principle of science, the definition almost, is the following: The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific truth. But what is the source of knowledge? Where do the laws that are to be tested come from? Experiment, itself, helps to produce these laws, in the sense that it gives us hints. But also needed is imagination to create from these hints the great generalizations to guess at the wonderful, simple, but very strange patterns beneath them all. and then to experiment to check again whether we made the right guess.
Richard Feynman

[Again,] the most drastic simplifying assumptions must be made before we can even think about the flow of gases and arrive at equations which are amenable to treatment. Our whole science lives on highly-idealised concepts and in- genious abstractions and approximations. We should remember this in all modesty at all times, especially when somebody claims to have obtained “the right answer” or “the exact solution”. At the same time, we must acknowledge and admire the intuitive art of those scientists to whom we owe the many useful concepts and approximations with which we work [page 23].
Dietrich Küchemann, The Aerodynamic Design of Aircraft. Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1978. (diseñador de las alas del Concorde)

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