Discovery and Invention

René Descartes' Method of Scientific Research

that built much of the framework of the modern scientific method

Rene Descartes innovation quotes

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Descartes wrote that the basis of the Scientific Method came to him in dreams he had on November 10, 1619.


The four main ideas for scientific progress are:


Never accept anything as true until all reasons for doubt can be ruled out.


Divide problems into as many parts as possible and necessary to provide an adequate solution >>>


Thoughts should be ordered, starting with the simplest and easiest to know, ascending little by little, and, step by step, to more complex knowledge.


Make enumerations so complete, and reviews so general, that nothing is omitted.


One of Descartes' main lines of thought is skepticism –
everything should be doubted until it could be proved.


Dmitri Mendeleev science invention quotes

In a dream I saw a table where all the chemical elements fell into place as required.

Dmitri Mendeleev

If you really want to understand something, quiet your mind and become the thing you want to understand.



Thomas Edison innovation quotes

Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.

Thomas Edison

Having learned how to engage my subconscious mind, I make new discoveries and inventions every night.



Albert Einstein on Discovery Innovation quotes

One should never impose one's views on a problem; one should rather study it, and in time a solution will reveal itself.

Albert Einstein



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