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The mere recognition of regularities does not exhaust the full meaning of science, however. In the first place, regularities may be simply constructs of the human mind. Humans leap to conclusions; the mind cannot tolerate chaos, so it constructs regularities even when none objectively exists.

L. Pearce Williams
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
writing in "The History of Science"
The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
15th edition, copyright 1989

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