True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry, but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions.
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As a great man’s influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain.
|Birth:||3rd December, 1838|
|Death:||28th October, 1916|
Cleveland Abbe Sr. was born in New York City. He was an American astronomer and meteorologist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard in 1864, which also marked the end of his working at the US Coast Survey. He was the first, regular, official weather forecaster of the U.S. government and was an avid supporter of research in atmospheric physics. A national weather service was authorized in 1870 and Abbe devoted the rest of his career to that service.
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