Quote by George Box
One important idea is that science is a means whereby learning is achieved, not by mere theoretical speculation on the one hand, nor by the undirected accumulation of practical facts on the other, but rather by a motivated iteration between theory and practice.
"Science and Statistics" in the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 71, No. 356. (Dec., 1976), pages 791-799, on page 791.
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