Benoit B Mandelbrot: Grand promise


“…the promises that science makes to society to win its support. The grand promise is to endeavor solving the great mysteries…

But there is also a more practical promise. It consists in helping society to improve, to prevent it acting on the basis of theories that sound nice but are not true to the facts, and to help it act on the basis of facts—even if those facts have yet to find a theory that fully explains them.”

~Benoit B Mandelbrot

English: Benoît Mandelbrot at the EPFL, on the...

English: Benoît Mandelbrot at the EPFL, on the 14h of March 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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