ADDITIONAL STRUCTURAL DATA ABOUT LANGUAGES AND THE EMPIRICAL WORLD
The every-day language reeks with philosophies . . . It shatters at every touch of advancing knowledge. At its heart lies paradox.
The language of mathematics, on the contrary, stands and grows in firmness. It gives service to men beyond all other language.(25) ARTHUR F. BENTLEY
Nothing is more interesting to the true theorist than a fact which directly contradicts a theory generally accepted up to that time, for this is his particular work.(415) M. PLANCK
It is not surprising that our language should be incapable of describing the processes occurring within the atoms, for, as has been remarked, it was invented to describe the experiences of daily life, and these consist only of processes involving exceedingly large numbers of atoms. Furthermore, it is very difficult to modify our language so that it will be able to describe these atomic processes, for words can only describe things of which we can form mental pictures, and this ability, too, is a result of daily experience.(215) W. HEISENBERG