The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Pragmatism’
As for induction (in my sense of this term) or the experimental method, it consists only in putting very definite questions to Nature, to which Dame Nature only replies, either by a curt “No,” or else by a dubious and provisional “Well.” No vestige, no scrap, of a new idea can possibly come from that source.
MS [R] 318:30
‘Induction’ (pub. 14.10.15-18:50). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-pragmatism-65.