Saturday, May 16, 2009

Physics Quote of the Day (May 10 - May 16)

"A philosopher is a person who knows less and less about more and more, until he knows nothing about everything.
A scientist is a person who knows more and more about less and less, until he knows everything about nothing.
" John Ziman, born 16 May 1925.

"An ordinary mistake is one that leads to a dead end, while a profound mistake is one that leads to progress. Anyone can make an ordinary mistake, but it takes a genius to make a profound mistake." Frank Wilczek, born 15 May 1951.

"I think it is a sad reflection on our civilisation that while we can and do measure the temperature in the atmosphere of Venus, we do not know what goes on inside our souffles." Nicholas Kurti, born 14 May 1908.

"A theory can never be proven absolutely true, therefore there is no end to scientific endeavor." Kristine Larsen, born 13 May 1963.

"Would it not be better if one could really 'see' whether molecules...were just as experiments suggested?" Dorothy Hodgkin, born 12 May 1910.

"I never pay attention to anything by 'experts'." Richard Feynman, born 11 May 1918.

"Nature is not embarrassed by difficulties of analysis. She avoids complication only in means." Augustin Fresnel, born 10 May 1788.

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