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The Penultimate CuriosityHow Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions$
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Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198747956

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.001.0001

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The Works of the Lord

The Works of the Lord

(p.397) Chapter Forty-Nine The Works of the Lord
The Penultimate Curiosity

Roger Wagner

Andrew Briggs

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the views of James Clerk Maxwell. For instance, in his inaugural lecture at King’s College London, he claimed that ‘As physical science advances we see more and more that the laws of nature are not mere arbitrary and unconnected decisions of Omnipotence, but that they are essential parts of one universal system in which infinite Power serves only to reveal unsearchable Wisdom and eternal Truth’. He also believed that people should ‘not be led into other men’s ways of thinking under the pretence of studying science’, and that the quest to comprehend the world as a meaningful whole could never be considered an achieved state.

Keywords:   James Clerk Maxwell, scientists, physical science, laws of nature, knowledge

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