This most beautiful system of the sun planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. And if the fixed stars are the centres of other like systems these being formed by the like wise counsel must be all subject to the dominion of One; especially since the light of the fixed stars is of the same nature with the light of the sun. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727
Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. ~ Victor Scheffer 1906 to 2011 - Biologist
Hubert Schlafly (1919–2011) USA – Teleprompter = Autocue.
Oliver Smithies (born 1925) together with Sir Martin John Evans (1941–) and Mario Ramberg Capecchi (1937–) USA – Knockout mouse Gene targeting.
René Laennec (1781–1826) France – stethoscope.
Richard Drew (1899–1980) USA – Masking tape.
Daniel David Palmer (1845–1913) Canada – chiropractic.
Muhammad al-Fazari (d. 796/806) Persia – astrolabe.
Roger Y. Tsien (born 1952) together with Osamu Shimomura (1928–) and Martin Chalfie (born 1947) USA – Discovery and development of Green fluorescent protein.
Otto Lilienthal (1848–1896) Germany – hang glider.
John Hays Hammond Jr. (1888–1965) USA – radio control.
Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931) British – steam turbine.
Jacob Christoph Le Blon (1667–1741) Germany/UK – three and four color Color printing.
Werner von Siemens (1816–1892) Germany – a.o. electric elevator Electromote (= first trolleybus) an early Dynamo.
Igor Kurchatov (1903–1960) Russia – first nuclear power plant first nuclear reactors for submarines and surface ships.
Oleg Losev (1903–1942) Russia – light-emitting diode crystadine.
Jabir ibn Aflah (Geber) (c. 1100–1150) Islamic Spain – portable celestial globe.
Marc Seguin (1786–1875) France – wire-cable suspension bridge.
Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822–1882) Poland – modern kerosene lamp.
Samuel Hunter Christie (1784–1865) UK – Wheatstone bridge.
Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) USA – geodesic dome.
John Herschel (1792–1871) UK – photographic fixer (hypo) actinometer.
In our work we are always between Scylla and Charybdis; we may fail to abstract enough and miss important physics or we may abstract too much and end up with fictitious objects in our models turning into real monsters that devour us. ~ Murray Gell-Mann b. 1929
Pierre Curie voluntarily exposed his arm to the action of radium for several hours. This resulted in damage resembling a burn that developed progressively and required several months to heal. Henri Becquerel had by accident a similar burn as a result of carrying in his vest pocket a glass tube containing radium salt. He came to tell us of this evil effect of radium exclaiming in a manner at once delighted and annoyed: “I love it but I owe it a grudge.” ~ Marie Curie 1867 to 1934
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. - Justus von Liebig 1803 to 1873 Chemist
The time however has arrived when biology must like the other sciences make a fresh start in a purely speculative direction free from all entanglement with medical or any other art. ~ Auguste Compte 1798 to 1857 - Philosopher of Science
Time is the best appraiser of scientific work and I am aware that an industrial discovery rarely produces all its fruit in the hands of its first inventor. ~ Louis Pasteur - 1822 to 1895
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
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
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