A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
Chapters: (Video Introduction to Mathematical Simulation Technology)
- The sciences, are small power; because not eminent; and therefore, not acknowledged in any man; nor are at all, but in a few; and in them, but of few things. For science is of that nature, as none can understand it to be, but such as in a good measure have attained it.
- Arts of public use, as fortifications, making of engines, and other instruments of war; because they confer to defence, and victory, are power: and though the true mother of them, be sciencenamely the mathematics; yet, because they are brought into the light, by hand of the artificer,they be esteemed (the midwife passing with vulgar for the mother,) as his issue. (Thomas Hobbes)