THE aim of physical science is the investigation and formulation of the laws which govern the properties and processes observed with objects of inanimate Nature. These inherent laws are independent of human existence, action, and thought, and are the same all over the world. For this reason, the object of physical science is international. But the manner in which physical research is carried out and described depends on the spirit and character of the men of science engaged upon it, and this spirit and character differ individually, as do men, nations and races.
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STARK, J. The Pragmatic and the Dogmatic Spirit in Physics. Nature 141, 770–772 (1938). https://doi.org/10.1038/141770a0