Reasoning draws a conclusion and makes us grant the conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, nor does it remove doubt.
The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.
- William of Ockham English Philosopher
- Francis Bacon English Philosopher
- Isaac Newton English Physicist
- Bonaventure Italian Christian Scholar
- Thomas Aquinas Italian Catholic Priest
- Geoffrey Chaucer English Poet
- John Locke English Philosopher
- George Henry Lewes English Philosopher
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin French Jesuit Scientist
- Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke English Politician