By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. ~ Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC - Scientist Philosopher
Nearly 2.5 billion years of prokaryotic cells and nothing else – two-thirds of life’s history in stasis at the lowest level of recorded complexity… Why did life remain at stage 1 for two-thirds of its history if complexity offers such benefits? ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist
Alexandru Ciurcu (1854–1922) Romania – Reaction engine.
Baltzar von Platen (1898–1984) Sweden – gas absorption refrigerator.
Yulii Khariton (1904–1996) Russia – chief designer of the Soviet atomic bomb co-developer of the Tsar Bomb.
Mutsuo Sugiura (1918–1986) China – Esophagogastroduodenoscope.
Laszlo Biro (1899–1985) Hungary – modern ballpoint pen.
Édouard Michelin (1859–1940) France – pneumatic tire.
Konosuke Matsushita (1894–1989) Japan – a.o. battery-powered Bicycle lighting.
Sir William Siemens (1823–1883) Germany – regenerative furnace.
Julio Palmaz (born 1945) Argentina – balloon-expandable stent.
Sharaf al-Dīn al-Tūsī (1135–1213) Persia/Iran – linear astrolabe.
Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922) UK Canada and USA – telephone.
Shen Kuo (1031–1095) China – improved gnomon armillary sphere clepsydra and sighting tube.
Wayne Pierce (inv. 1950) USA – Snow cannon.
John J. Montgomery (1858–1911) USA – heavier-than-air gliders.
Kary Mullis (born 1944) USA – PCR.
Raul Cuero (born 1948) Buenaventura Colombia see Inventions and patents list.
R. G. LeTourneau (1888–1969) USA – electric wheel motor scraper mobile oil drilling platform bulldozer cable control unit for scrapers.
Stephen Perry UK (fl. 19th century) – rubber band.
Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (1845–1916) Russia – probiotics.
E. K. Gauzen Russia – three bolt equipment (early diving costume).
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
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
With monads and diads and pentads and triads My brain has been addled completely; And what’s really meant by ‘something-valent ’ Is a question I give up discretely. ~ John Cargill Brough - 1834 to 1872
Primates are visual animals above all and anatomical work in particular is as much pictorial as verbal. ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist
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 chief philosophical value of physics is that it gives the mind something distinct to lay hold of which if you don’t Nature at once tells you you are wrong. ~ James Clerk Maxwell 1831 to 1879
Pure mathematics exist by themselves; no will produces them no power can limit them. They are eternal laws that no man can infringe and from which it is impossible to escape. ~ S. Sandaram Iyer 1883 - Philosopher
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