Lack of experience diminishes our power of taking a comprehensive view of the admitted facts. Hence those who dwell in intimate association with nature and its phenomena are more able to lay down principles such as to admit of a wide and coherent development; while those whom devotion to abstract discussions has rendered unobservanant of facts are too ready to dogmatize on the basis of a few observations.
Aristotle, taken from Shop Class As Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford