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Truth or Convenience


DR. WILDON CARR's letter in NATURE of Feb. 5, p. 199, serves as a reminder that the mathematics of relativity is one thing and the philosophy based on it is another; so I take advantage of the opportunity to comment controversially on a few philosophic points, and especially to protest against a comparatively recent anti-scientific tendency to teach that we are not making an attempt to ascertain actual truth about the universe, but only to formulate propositions that are practically helpful and convenient.

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