William Jones

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An experiment in nature, like a text in the Bible, is capable of different interpretations, according to the preconceptions of the interpreter.
Physiological Disquisitions (1781), 148.

Pragmatic.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Facts are not truths; they are not conclusions; they are not even premises, but in the nature and part of premises.The truth depends on, and is only arrived at, by a legitimate deduction from all the facts which are truly material.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge