Why Doesn’t It Get Dark When You Blink?

There is no law except the law that there is no law. - John Archibald Wheeler 1911 to 2008 Theoretical Physicist

Before the Copernican revolution it was natural to suppose that God’s purposes were specifically concerned with the earth but now this has become an unplausible hypothesis. If it is the purpose of the Cosmos to evolve mind we must regard it as rather incompetent in having produced so little in such a long time. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher


Why Doesn't It Get Dark When You Blink?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (1845–1916) Russia – probiotics.

Mordecai Meirowitz (born c. 1925) Roumania / Israel – Mastermind (board game).

Elijah McCoy (1843–1929) Canada – Displacement lubricator.

Madam C.J. Walker (1867–1919) USA – beauty and hair products for African American women.

Edwin Beard Budding (1795–1846) UK – lawnmower.

Wallace H. Coulter (1913–1998) USA – Coulter counter (cell biology).

Samuel Hunter Christie (1784–1865) UK – Wheatstone bridge.

Zénobe Gramme (1826–1901) Belgium/France – Gramme dynamo.

Benoît Fourneyron (1802–1867) France – water turbine.

George de Mestral (1907–1990) Switzerland – Velcro.

Jonas Wenström (1855–1893) Sweden – three-phase electrical power.

Vint Cerf (born 1943) together with Bob Kahn (1938–) USA – Internet Protocol (IP).

Jules Montenier (1895–1962) USA – modern anti-perspirant deodorant.

Al-Ma'mun (786–833) Iraq – singing bird automata terrestrial globe.

Ernst Ruska (1906–1988) Germany – electron microscope.

Hub van Doorne (1900–1979) Netherlands Variomatic continuously variable transmission.

Paul C. Fisher (1913–2006) USA – Space Pen.

Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919–2013) Russia – AK-47 and AK-74 assault rifles (the most produced ever)[5].

Vincent Joseph Schaefer (1906–1993) USA – a.o. Cloud seeding by dry ice.

John G. Kemeny (1926–1992) together with Thomas E. Kurtz (1928–) Hungary/USA – BASIC (programming language).


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

There are many ways of knocking electrons out of atoms. The simplest is to rub two surfaces together. ~ Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001

Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry. ~ Linus Pauling - 1901 to 1994

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

I saw that people trying to synthesize gold and silver were working in ignorance and by false methods; I then perceived that they belonged to two classes the dupers and the duped. I pitied both of them. ~ Geber c. 712 – c. 815 AD

Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. - Jacob Bronowski 1908 to 1974 Mathematician Biologist

Why the dinosaurs died out is not known but it is supposed to be because they had minute brains and devoted themselves to the growth of weapons of offense in the shape of numerous horns. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher

Benjamin Franklin performed a beautiful experiment using surfactants; on a pond at Clapham Common he poured a small amount of oleic acid a natural surfactant which tends to form a dense film at the water-air interface. He measured the volume required to cover all the pond. Knowing the area he then knew the height of the film something like three nanometers in our current units. ~ Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 1932 to 2007


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