There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. - Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Astronomer Mathematician
A theory is a supposition which we hope to be true a hypothesis is a supposition which we expect to be useful; fictions belong to the realm of art; if made to intrude elsewhere they become either make-believes or mistakes. - George Johnstone Stoney 1826 to 1911 Physicist
John Stringfellow (1799–1883) UK – aerial steam carriage.
Henry Perky (1843–1906) USA – shredded wheat.
Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) UK – soda water.
Yoshiyuki Sankai (c. 1957–) Japan – Robotic exoskeleton for motion support (medicine).
Rasmus Lerdorf (born 1968) Greenland/Canada – PHP (programming language).
Yury Lomonosov (1876–1952) Russia/United Kingdom – first successful mainline diesel locomotive.
Jimmy Wales (born 1966) together with Larry Sanger (1968–) USA – Wikipedia.
Emil Strub (1858–1909) Switzerland – Strub rack railway system.
Boris Rosing (1869–1933) Russia – CRT television (first television system using CRT on the receiving side).
John "Jack" Higson Cover Jr. (1920–2009) USA – Taser.
Jacques E. Brandenberger (1872–1954) Switzerland – Cellophane.
William Friese-Greene (1855–1921) UK – cinematography.
Ognjeslav Kostović (1851–1916) Serbia/Russia – arborite (high-strength plywood an early plastic).
John Vincent Atanasoff (1903–1995) Bulgaria/USA – modern digital computer.
Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar (1785–1870) France – Arithmometer.
George H. Heilmeier (born 1936) USA – liquid crystal display (LCD).
James Leonard Plimpton (1828–1911) USA – roller skates.
Hub van Doorne (1900–1979) Netherlands Variomatic continuously variable transmission.
Paul Winchell (1922–2005) USA – the artificial heart.
Petrus Jacobus Kipp (1808–1864) The Netherlands – Kipp's apparatus (chemistry).
I saw that people trying to synthesize gold and silver were working in ignorance and by false methods; I then perceived that they belonged to two classes the dupers and the duped. I pitied both of them. ~ Geber c. 712 – c. 815 AD
Geometry is one and eternal shining in the mind of God. That men share in it is among the reasons that Man is the image of God. ~ Johannes Kepler 1571 – 1630 Mathematician and Astronomer
A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms. - George Wald 1906 to 1997 Neurobiologist
We think there is color we think there is sweet we think there is bitter but in reality there are atoms and a void. ~ Democritus c. 460 – c. 370 BC
Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality. - Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin 1843 to 1928 Geologist
Perhaps it is not amiss to remark that the biologist may not hope to solve the ultimate problems of life any more than the chemist and physicist may hope to penetrate the final mysteries of existence in the non-living world. ~ Edmund Beecher Wilson 1856 to 1939 - Geneticist Biologist
Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry. ~ Linus Pauling - 1901 to 1994
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