Why Lizards Don’t Run Marathons

The ultimate truths of mathematics then cannot be established by any experimental proof that the deductions from them are true; since the supposed experimental proof takes them for granted. ~ Herbert Spencer 1885 – 1977 - Philospher

The finding of the double helix thus brought us not only joy but great relief. It was unbelievably interesting and immediately allowed us to make a serious proposal for the mechanism of gene duplication. ~ James Watson 1928 – Present - Geneticist


Why Lizards Don't Run Marathons

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Aurel Persu (1890–1977) Romania – first aerodynamic car aluminum body with wheels included under the body 1922.

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

Gustaf Erik Pasch (1788–1862) Sweden – safety match.

Walter Frederick Morrison (1920–2010) USA – Flying disc.

Charles Francis Richter (1900–1985) USA – Richter magnitude scale.

Roy Plunkett (1910–1994) United States – Teflon.

Kazuo Hashimoto (died 1995) Japan – a.o. Caller-ID answering machine.

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

Charles Fabry (1867–1945) together with Alfred Perot (1863–1925) France – Fabry–Pérot interferometer (physics).

Robert Hooke (1635–1703) UK – balance wheel iris diaphragm acoustic telephone.

William Bradford Shockley (1910–1989) USA – co-inventor of transistor.

Ladislas Starevich (1882–1965) Russia/France – puppet animation live-action/animated film.

Nils Bohlin (1920–2002) Sweden – the three-point seat belt.

Motorins Ivan Feodorovich (1660s–1735) and his son Mikhail Ivanovich (?–1750) Russia – Tsar Bell.

Guido of Arezzo (c. 991 – c. 1033) Italy – Guidonian hand musical notation see also staff (music).

Arthur William Savage (1857–1938) – radial tires gun magazines Savage Model 99 lever action rifle.

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

Emil Strub (1858–1909) Switzerland – Strub rack railway system.

George H. Heilmeier (born 1936) USA – liquid crystal display (LCD).

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


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Physics is very muddled again at the moment; it is much too hard for me anyway and I wish I were a movie comedian or something like that and had never heard anything about physics! ~ Wolfgang Pauli 1900 – 1958

A cylinder of air reaching to the top of the atmosphere is of equal weight with a cylinder of water about 33 feet high. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727

The literary convention that numbers less than 10 should be given in words is often highly unsuitable in mathematics… The excessive use of the word forms is regrettably spreading at the present time. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician

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

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

We are storytelling animals and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. - Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 Paleontologist

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


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