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The Measurement of Intervals

Nature volume 110, page 698 (25 November 1922) | Download Citation



I AM obliged to the Editor for giving me an opportunity to add a few words in comment upon Prof. Eddington's letter, and I do so in no captious spirit, but because it seems to me that in these very fundamental discussions it is of the utmost importance to clear away as many misunderstandings and difficulties as possible; to recognise that some divergences are merely consequences of viewing the same matter from different points of view, but that others may be due to looseness of thought on one side or the other; and I am glad to be able to recognise that most of the divergence of Prof. Eddington's exposition of the meaning of Einstein's theory from my own understanding of it is merely part of the difference between our natural ways of thinking. But two sentences in Prof. Eddington's letter do sum up my difficulty in regard to his exposition so clearly that I would like to direct attention to them.

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  1. St. John's College, Cambridge, November 11.



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