Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?

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

The chemists are a strange class of mortals impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasures amid smoke and vapor soot and flame poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I were to change places with the Persian king. ~ Johann Joachim Becher - 1635 to 1682

Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?

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List of inventors!
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Alexander Chizhevsky (1897–1964) Russia – air ionizer.

Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973–1025) Japan – psychological novel.

Eric Tigerstedt (1887–1925) Finland – Sound-on-film triode vacuum tube.

Kia Silverbrook (born 1958) Australia – Memjet printer world's most prolific inventor.

Narcis Monturiol i Estarriol (1819–1885) Spain – steam powered submarine.

Cyril Duquet (1841–1922) Canada – Telephone handset.

John Landis Mason (1826–1902) USA – Mason jars.

Sennacherib (705–681 BC) Iraq (Mesopotamia) – screw pump.

Almon Strowger (1839–1902) USA – automatic telephone exchange.

Fritz Haber (1868–1934) Germany – Haber process (ammonia synthesis).

Rudolf Hell (1901–2002) Germany – the Hellschreiber.

Joy Mangano USA – household appliances.

Norman Wilkinson (1878–1971) UK – Dazzle camouflage.

Dennis Ritchie (1941–2011) USA – C (programming language).

Niklaus Wirth (born 1934) Switzerland – Pascal (programming language).

Herbert Boyer (born 1936) together with Paul Berg (1926–) and Stanley Norman Cohen (1935–) USA – created first Genetically modified organism.

Marc Seguin (1786–1875) France – wire-cable suspension bridge.

Vladimir Simonov (born 1935) Russia – APS Underwater Assault Rifle SPP-1 underwater pistol.

Antonio Pacinotti (1841–1912) Italy – Pacinotti dynamo.

Heron (c. 10–70) Roman Egypt – usually credited with invention of the aeolipile although it may have been described a century earlier.

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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

The literary convention that numbers less than 10 should be given in words is often highly unsuitable in mathematics… The excessive use of the word forms is regrettably spreading at the present time. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician

Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. - J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 Biologist

Everything that human beings or living animals do is done by protein molecules. And therefore the kind of proteins that one has and therefore the ability one has is determined by the genes that one has. ~ Har Gobind Khorana 1922 – 2011 - Molecular Biologist

In practical applications we are concerned only with comparatively small numbers; only stellar astronomy and atomic physics deal with ‘large’ numbers and they have very little more practical importance as yet than the most abstract pure mathematics. ~ G. H. Hardy 1877 – 1947 - Mathematician

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

Archimedes’ finding that the crown was of gold was a discovery; but he invented the method of determining the density of solids. Indeed discoverers must generally be inventors; though inventors are not necessarily discoverers. - William Ramsay 1852 to 1916 Chemist

Suppose we have an unknown number of objects. When counted in threes 2 are left over when counted in fives 3 are left over and when counted in sevens 2 are left over. How many objects are there? ~ Sunzi The Mathematical Classic of Sunzi - Chinese mathematics problem from c. 450 AD

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