Sunday, February 8, 2009

Physics Quote of the Day (Feb 1 - Feb 7)

Last week, I started to twitter daily a physicists quote of the day (#pqotd), giving the author the next day. A good quote should be either inspiring or identifiable. A good quote inspires in the sense that you could build your reflections or actions on it. Or you may identify yourself or someone else with it: a character is then cast in a few words.

Physicists are nature inquirers, so like philosophers their quotes are meaningful for a broad audience. As long as my source of quotes doesn't dry up, I'll republish them on a weekly basis. Here it follows:

Feb 7 "Physicists are the Peter Pans of the human race. They never grow up and they keep their curiosity.” Isidor Rabi

Feb 6 "All science is either physics or stamp collecting.Ernest Rutherford

Feb 5 "The Real question is whether all your ponderings & analyses will convince you life is worth living. That's what it all comes down to.Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos

Feb 4 "Science may be regarded as a minimal problem consisting of the completest possible presentment of facts with the least possible expenditure of thought.Ernst Mach

Feb 3 "Time is the number of motionAristotle

Feb 2 "All we do is draw little arrows on a piece of paper - that's all!" Richard Feynman

Feb 1 "I think that only bold speculation will enable us to progress and not an accumulation of experiments." Albert Einstein

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