Why do we ride horses but not zebras?

It does not help that some politicians and journalists assume the public is interested only in those aspects of science that promise immediate practical applications to technology or medicine. - Steven Weinberg 1933 to present Theoretical Physicist

Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993


Why do we ride horses but not zebras?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Steve Kirsch (born 1956) USA – Optical mouse.

Joseph Aspdin (1788–1855) UK – Portland cement.

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

Georgi Nadjakov (1896–1981) Bulgaria – wikt:photoelectret.

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

Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) Italy – barometer.

Stanislav Brebera (1925–2012) Czech Republic – Semtex explosive.

Norman Holter (1914–1983) USA – Holter monitor.

James Watt (1736–1819) Scotland – improved Steam engine.

Heinrich Göbel (1818–1893) Germany – incandescent lamp.

Shen Kuo (1031–1095) China – improved gnomon armillary sphere clepsydra and sighting tube.

Zhang Heng (78–139) China – Seismometer first hydraulic-powered armillary sphere.

Enrico Fermi (1901–1954) Italy – nuclear reactor.

Gavriil Ilizarov (1921–1992) Russia – Ilizarov apparatus external fixation distraction osteogenesis.

Ted Selker (inv. 1987) USA – Pointing stick.

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

Gleb Lozino-Lozinskiy (1909–2001) Russia – Buran (spacecraft) Spiral project.

Kotaro Honda (1870–1954) Japan – KS steel.

Robert Adler (1913–2007) Austria/United States – wireless remote control (with Eugene Polley).

Neil Arnott (1788–1874) UK – waterbed.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

Geometry inasmuch as it is concerned with real space is no longer considered a part of pure mathematics; like mechanics and physics it belongs among the applications of mathematics. ~ Hermann Weyl 1885 to 1955 - Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist

But though the professed aim of all scientific work is to unravel the secrets of nature it has another effect not less valuable on the mind of the worker. It leaves him in possession of methods which nothing but scientific work could have led him to invent. ~ James Clerk Maxwell 1831 to 1879

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

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

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

An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer. - Max Planck 1858 to 1947 Theoretical Physicist


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