Trial by combat of wits in disputations has no attraction for the seeker after truth; to him the appeal to experiment is the last and only test of the merit of an opinion conjecture or hypotheses. ~ Joseph Mellor - 1869 to 1938
Chemistry unlike other sciences sprang originally from delusions and superstitions and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology. - Thomas Thomson 1773 to 1852 Chemist
Lasse Hessel (born 1940) Denmark – Female condom.
Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526–1585) Syria/Egypt/Turkey – steam turbine six-cylinder 'Monobloc' suction pump framed sextant.
George de Bothezat (1882–1940) Russia/USA – quadrotor helicopter (The Flying Octopus).
George Crum (1822–1914) USA – potato chips.
Stepan Makarov (1849–1904) Russia – Icebreaker Yermak the first true icebreaker able to ride over and crush pack ice.
Joseph Shivers (1920-2014) USA – Spandex.
Nick Sheridon (1928–1962) USA – Electronic paper.
Francis Rogallo (1912–2009) USA – Rogallo wing.
Yevgeny Kaspersky (born 1965) Russia – Kaspersky Anti-Virus Kaspersky Internet Security Kaspersky Mobile Security anti-virus products.
Kenyon Taylor (inv. 1961) USA – Flip-disc display.
James Dewar (1842–1923) UK – Thermos flask.
John Wesley Hyatt (1837–1920) USA – celluloid manufacturing..
Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) UK – soda water.
Andrei Sakharov (1921–1989) Russia – invented explosively pumped flux compression generator co-developed the Tsar Bomb and tokamak.
Aleksandr Loran (1849 – after 1911) Russia – fire fighting foam foam extinguisher.
Sandford Fleming (1827–1915) Canada – Universal Standard Time.
Ross Granville Harrison (1870–1959) USA – first successful animal Tissue culture Cell culture.
Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Schrader (1921–2012) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).
Helge Palmcrantz (1842–1880) Sweden – the multi-barrel lever-actuated machine gun.
Marin Soljačić (1974) Croatia - Resonant inductive coupling.
Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829
We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers who sit opposite each other one saying to the other ‘You don’t know what you are talking about!’ The second one says ‘What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?’ and so on. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988
Understanding the history of matter and searching for its most interesting forms such as galaxies stars planets and life seems a suitable use for our intelligence. - Robert Kirshner 1949 to present Astronomer
The uniform character of mathematics is the essence of science for mathematics is the foundation of all exact scientific knowledge. ~ David Hilbert 1862 – 1943 Mathematician
Euclid’s work ought to have been any educationist’s nightmare… it never offers any “motivations ” it has no illuminating “asides ” it does not attempt to make anything “intuitive ” and it avoids “applications” to a fault. It is so “humorless” in its mathematical purism that… …it should have been spurned by students and “progressive” teachers in every generation. But it nevertheless survived intact all the turmoils ravages and illiteracies of the dissolving Roman Empire of the early Dark Ages of the Crusades and of the plagues and famines of the later Middle Ages. ~ Salomon Bochner 1899 – 1982 - Mathematician
With monads and diads and pentads and triads My brain has been addled completely; And what’s really meant by ‘something-valent ’ Is a question I give up discretely. ~ John Cargill Brough - 1834 to 1872
Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher
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