Why Do Old Books Smell So Good?

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

Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher


Why Do Old Books Smell So Good?

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

Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī (1201–1274) Persia/Iran – observatory Tusi-couple.

Ralph H. Baer (1922-December 6 2014) German born American – video game console.

Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890–1954) USA – FM radio.

Paul Winchell (1922–2005) USA – the artificial heart.

Charles F. Kettering (1876–1958) USA – invented automobile self-starter ignition Freon ethyl gasoline and more.

Al-Dinawari (828–896) Persia/Iran – more than a hundred plant drugs.

John McAdam (1756–1836) Scotland – improved "macadam" road surface.

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

William Cullen (1710–1790) UK – first artificial refrigerator.

Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov (1875–1960) Russia – feathering spectrograph.

Gustav Guanella (1909–1982) Switzerland – DSSS Guanella-Balun.

Harold P. Brown (1857–1944) USA – electrical safety equipment plastic rail bond electric contact alloy application of concrete with compressed air or steam.

David Boggs (born 1950) USA – Ethernet.

Nikolai Korotkov (1874–1920) Russia – auscultatory technique for blood pressure measurement.

Fe del Mundo (1911–2011) The Philippines – medical incubator made out of bamboo for use in rural communities without electrical power.

Konosuke Matsushita (1894–1989) Japan – a.o. battery-powered Bicycle lighting.

Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Tropsch (1889–1935) Germany – Fischer–Tropsch process (refinery process).

Adolf von Baeyer (1835–1917) Germany – a.o. Fluorescein synthetic Indigo dye Phenolphthalein.

Helge Palmcrantz (1842–1880) Sweden – the multi-barrel lever-actuated machine gun.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. ~ Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Mathematician and Astronomer

I am busy just now again on electro-magnetism and I think I may have got hold of a good thing. ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867

Outstanding examples of genius – a Mozart a Shakespeare or a Carl Friedrich Gauss – are markers on the path along which our species appears destined to tread. - Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001 Astrophysicist

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

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 reality a theory in natural science cannot be without experimental foundations; physics in particular comes from experimental work. ~ Samuel C. C. Ting b. 1936

Botany consists in the gathering of plants and the dismembering of them in connection with the use of a complicated terminology. That is the beginning and end of botany as it is understood by the majority. ~ Herbert Maule Richards 1871 to 1928 - Botanist


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