The Tacoma Narrows Fallacy

Primates are visual animals above all and anatomical work in particular is as much pictorial as verbal. ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist

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 Tacoma Narrows Fallacy

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

John Hays Hammond Jr. (1888–1965) USA – radio control.

William Justin Kroll (1889–1973) Luxemburg/USA – Kroll process.

Frank Pantridge (1916–2004) Ireland – Portable defibrillator.

Momofuku Ando (1910–2007) Japan – Instant noodles.

Hans Schrader (1924–1963) together with Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).

Sir William Siemens (1823–1883) Germany – regenerative furnace.

Al-Sijzi (c. 945–1020) Persia/Iran – heliocentric astrolabe.

Alfred P. Southwick (1826 – 1898) USA - Electric chair.

Hans Christian Gram (1853–1938) Denmark / Germany – Gram staining (histology).

Friedrich Soennecken (1848–1919) Germany – Ring binder Hole punch.

Richard Drew (1899–1980) USA – Masking tape.

Joseph Henry (1797–1878) Scotland/USA – electromagnetic relay.

Alexander Smakula (1900–1983) Ukraine/Russia/USA – anti-reflective coating.

Franz San Galli (1824–1908) Poland/Russia (Italian and German descent) – radiator modern central heating.

Eugene Roshal (born 1972) Russia – FAR file manager RAR file format WinRAR file archiver.

Boris Mamyrin (1919–2007) Russia – reflectron (ion mirror).

Karl Drais (1785–1851) Germany – dandy horse (Draisine).

Charles F. Brush (1849–1929) USA – a.o. Brush dynamo.

Robert W. Bower (born 1936) USA – self-aligned–gate MOSFET.

Roland Moreno (1945–2012) France – inventor of the smart card.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

If physics and biology one day meet and one of the two is swallowed up that one will be biology. ~ J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 - Biologist

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

Biology is the study of the complex things in the Universe. Physics is the study of the simple ones. ~ Richard Dawkins 1941 – present - Evolutionary Biologist

I believe that thirty million of these animalcules together would not take up as much room or be as big as a coarse grain of sand. ~ Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 1632 to 1723 - Biologist

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

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

Nothing can be more certain than this: that we are just beginning to learn something of the wonders of the world on which we live and move and have our being. ~ William Ramsay - 1852 to 1916


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