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Half of science is putting forth the right questions. — Francis Bacon, English philosopher, who was born 22 Jan 1562. For more of his #quotes see http://todayinsci.com/B/Bacon_Francis/BaconFrancis-Quotations.htm
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Wetenschap is wat wetenschappers doen. Science is what scientists do, not what nonscientists think they do or ought to be doing. — Dennis Flanagan, Editor of Scientific American, who died on 14 Jan 2005. For more of his #quotes, see http://todayinsci.com/F/Flanagan_Dennis/FlanaganDennis-Quotations.htm
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“Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.” — Paul A.M. Dirac, English theoretical physicist, born 8 Aug 1902. For more of his #quotes see  http://todayinsci.com/D/Dirac_Paul/DiracPaul-Quotations.htm
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It is the lone worker makes the first advance in a subject: the details may be worked out by a team. — Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin, was born 6 Aug 1881. For more of his #quotes see  http://todayinsci.com/F/Fleming_Alexander/FlemingAlexander-Quotations.htm
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A #library … is a great catalyser, accelerating the nutrition and rate of progress in a profession. — William Osler, Canadian physician, born 12 Jul 1844. See more of his #quotes at http://todayinsci.com/O/Osler_William/OslerWilliam-Quotations.htm  #quoteoftheday
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For my part, I must say that science to me generally ceases to be interesting as it becomes useful. — William Robert Grove, Welsh physicist, born 11 Jul 1811. For more detail on his ‪#‎quotes‬ see http://todayinsci.com/G/Grove_W…/GroveWilliam-Quotations.htm
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On 14 Jan 1879, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his #telephone to Queen Victoria  at her Osborne House estate on the Isle of Wight. The Queen was much impressed, and ordered a private line between her estate and Buckingham Palace. More at http://todayinsci.com/1/1_14.htm#BellTelephoneVictoriaDemo
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“Natural Selection is not the wind which propels the vessel, but the rudder…that shapes the course.”—Asa Gray, American botanist, who was born on 18 Nov 1810, was writing about #evolution. For more of his #quotes see http://todayinsci.com/G/Gray_Asa/GrayAsa-Quotations.htm
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“A tidy laboratory means a lazy chemist.”—Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Swedish chemist, died 7 Aug 1848. For more of his quotes see http://todayinsci.com/B/Berzelius_Jons/BerzeliusJons-Quotations.htm #quoteoftheday
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6 Aug 1945 — Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The 70th anniversary in 2015. More of this day's events at http://todayinsci.com/8/8_06.htm#event
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11 Jul 1826—b John Fowler, who developed steam-hauled ploughm—More at http://todayinsci.com/F/Fowler_John/FowlerJohn-SteamPloughReport.htm
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8 Jul 1838—b Ferdinand von #Zeppelin aviation pioneer—Read about his first dirigible trials http://todayinsci.com/Z/Zeppelin_Ferdinand/ZeppelinTrialTrips.htm
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