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Quote: Russell on Measurement Error

"Every careful measurement in science is always given with the probable error... every observer admits that he is likely wrong, and knows about how much wrong he is likely to be." This is a quote by Welsh Mathematician and philosopher Bertrand A.W. Russell (1872 - 1970). The quote may be found in his 1931 book The Scientific Outlook and is also found on the science history website
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-08-29 11:43:00
Date Of Record Release 2009-08-29 11:43:00
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Author Name Bertrand Russell
Author Organization Beacon Hill School

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