The Tacoma Narrows Fallacy

Did the genome of our cave-dwelling predecessors contain a set or sets of genes which enable modern man to compose music of infinite complexity and write novels with profound meaning? …It looks as though the early Homo was already provided with the intellectual potential which was in great excess of what was needed to cope with the environment of his time.” - Susumu Ohno 1928 to 2000 Geneticist

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


The Tacoma Narrows Fallacy

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List of inventors!
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Myra Juliet Farrell (1878–1957) Australia – stitchless button Press stud.

Vasily Degtyaryov (1880–1949) Russia – first self-loading carbine Degtyaryov-series firearms co-developer of Fedorov Avtomat.

Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692–1761) Netherlands – Leyden jar pyrometer.

Mario Ramberg Capecchi (born 1937) together with Sir Martin John Evans (born 1941) and Oliver Smithies (born 1925) USA – Knockout mouse Gene targeting.

Otto Lilienthal (1848–1896) Germany – hang glider.

Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894) Germany – radio telegraphy electromagnetic radiation.

Alexandre Alexeieff (1901–1982) Russia/France – pinscreen animation (with his wife Claire Parker).

Christian Schnabel (1878–1936) German – simplistic food cutleries.

John Bennet Lawes (1814–1900) UK – superphosphate or chemical fertilizer.

Fritz Pfleumer (1881–1945) Germany – magnetic tape.

Gene Dolgoff (inv. c. 1985) USA – LCD projector.

Lloyd Groff Copeman (1865–1956) USA – Electric stove.

Marion O'Brien Donovan (1917–1998) USA – Waterproof diaper.

Henry Perky (1843–1906) USA – shredded wheat.

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

Colin Murdoch (1929–2008) New Zealand – a.o. Tranquillizer gun disposable hypodermic syringe.

Levi Strauss (1829–1902) USA – blue jeans.

Gilles Saint-Hilaire (born 1948) Canada – Quasiturbine Qurbine.

Simon Sunatori (born 1959) Canada – inventor of MagneScribe and Magic Spicer.

Larry Sanger (born 1968) together with Jimmy Wales (1966–) USA – Wikipedia.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject. ~ Peter Atkins - 1940 to present

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

Division is esteemed one of the busiest operations of Arithmetic and such as requireth a mind not wandering or settled upon other matters. ~ Thomas Hylles The arte of vulgar arithmeticke 1600 - Mathematician

The physical chemists never use their eyes and are most lamentably lacking in chemical culture. It is essential to cast out from our midst root and branch this physical element and return to our laboratories. ~ Henry Edward Armstrong 1848 to 1937

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

All increasing or dominant species (and it is from these that new species arise) vary considerably in all their parts organs and faculties in every generation. ~ Alfred Russel Wallace 1823 to 1913 - Zoologist Evolutionary Biologist

We must reason in natural philosophy not from what we hope or even expect but from what we perceive. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829


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