One important idea is that science is a means whereby learning is achieved, not by mere theoretical speculation on the one hand, nor by the undirected accumulation of practical facts on the other, but rather by a motivated iteration between theory and practice.

George E. P. Box (b. 1919) Anglo-American statistician, quality scientist [George Edward Pelham Box]
“Science and Statistics,” Journal of the American Statistical Association, #356 (Dec 1976)
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