We are storytelling animals and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. - Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 Paleontologist
Physics is actually too hard for physicists. ~ David Hilbert 1862 to 1943 (Mathematician)
Samuel Guthrie (physician) (1782–1848) USA – discovered chloroform.
Ivan Pavlov (1849–1936) Russia – classical conditioning.
John J. Mooney (born c. 1928) together with Carl D. Keith (1920–2008) USA – three way catalytic converter.
Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Schrader (1921–2012) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) The Netherlands – development of the microscope.
Eric Fossum (born 1957) USA – intra-pixel charge transfer in CMOS image sensors.
Jamshīd al-Kāshī (c. 1380–1429) Persia/Iran – plate of conjunctions analog planetary computer.
Norman Gaylord (1923–2007) USA – rigid gas-permeable contact lens.
Harry Brearley (1871–1948) UK – stainless steel.
Gheorghe Marinescu (1863–1938) Romania – the first science films in the world in the neurology clinic in Bucharest (1898–1901).
Erna Schneider Hoover (born 1926) USA – computerized telephone switching system.
Hans Christian Gram (1853–1938) Denmark / Germany – Gram staining (histology).
Jimmy Wales (born 1966) together with Larry Sanger (1968–) USA – Wikipedia.
Colin Murdoch (1929–2008) New Zealand – a.o. Tranquillizer gun disposable hypodermic syringe.
Auguste and Louis Lumière (1862–1954 and 1864–1948 resp.) France – Cinématographe.
Bernard Silver (1924–1963) together with Norman Joseph Woodland (1921–2012) USA – Barcode.
Louis Braille (1809–1852) France – Braille writing system Braille musical notation.
William Lee (1563–1614) UK – Stocking frame knitting machine.
Ching W. Tang (born 1947) Hong Kong/USA together with Steven Van Slyke USA – OLED.
Gilles de Roberval (1602–1675) France – Roberval balance.
Actually everything that can be known has a number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. ~ Philolaus c. 470 – c. 385 BC - Scientist and Philosopher
Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes ; yet they are usually left unchronicled. - William Ramsay 1852 to 1916 Chemist
This is an era of specialists each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits. ~ Rachel Carson 1907 to 1964 - Marine Biologist
Euclid’s work ought to have been any educationist’s nightmare… it never offers any “motivations ” it has no illuminating “asides ” it does not attempt to make anything “intuitive ” and it avoids “applications” to a fault. It is so “humorless” in its mathematical purism that… …it should have been spurned by students and “progressive” teachers in every generation. But it nevertheless survived intact all the turmoils ravages and illiteracies of the dissolving Roman Empire of the early Dark Ages of the Crusades and of the plagues and famines of the later Middle Ages. ~ Salomon Bochner 1899 – 1982 - Mathematician
The invention of logarithms came to the world as a bolt from the blue. No previous work had led up to it… It stands isolated breaking in upon human thought abruptly without borrowing from the work of other intellects or following known lines of mathematical thought. ~ John Moulton 1844 – 1921 - 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
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
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