Jul 27, 2020

Einstein on Scientific Theories

“The scientific theorist is not to be envied. For Nature, or more precisely experiment, is an inexorable and not very friendly judge of his work. It never says ‘Yes’ to a theory. In the most favorable cases it says ‘Maybe,’ and in the great majority of cases simply ‘No.’ If an experiment agrees with a theory it means for the latter ‘Maybe,’ and if it does not agree it means ‘No.’ Probably every theory will someday experience its ‘No’—most theories, soon after conception.”

- Albert Einstein