It is a search for understanding
by means of laws or principles of the greatest generality
which are capable of experimental test.
In this and the next few chapters we will discuss each of these elements in detail.
KeywordsElement Carbon Hydrogen Chloride Religious Experience Scarlet Fever Erroneous Belief
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