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“A scientist strives to understand the work of Nature. But with our insufficient talents as scientists, we do not hit upon the truth all at once. We must content ourselves with tracking it down, enveloped in considerable darkness, which leads us to make new mistakes and errors. By diligent examination, we may at length little by little peel off the thickest layers, but we seldom get the core quite free, so that finally we have to be satisfied with a little incomplete knowledge.” —Torbern Bergman, Swedist mineralogist, chemist and naturalist, born 20 Mar 1735. http://todayinsci.com/B/Bergman_Torbern/BergmanTorbern-Quotations.htm #truth #quotes
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I’m one of those people that think Thomas #Edison and the light bulb changed the world more than Karl Marx ever did. — Steve Jobs, American inventor, who was born 24 Feb 1955. For more of his #quotes, see http://todayinsci.com/J/Jobs_Steve/JobsSteve-Quotations.htm
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On 6 Jan 1745, Étienne Montgolfier was born, who with brother Joseph, were French pioneer #balloonists — For more on the first manned balloon flight in 1783, read http://todayinsci.com/M/Montgolfier_Brothers/MontgolfierBrothers.htm
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“Truth is the daughter of time and I feel no shame in being her midwife” — Johannes Kepler, died 15 Nov 1630. This was the opening remark of a report of his own observations confirming Galileo's discovery of four moons of Jupiter. More Kepler quotes at http://todayinsci.com/K/Kepler_Johannes/KeplerJohannes-Quotations.htm. For Galileo quotes see http://todayinsci.com/G/Galilei_Galileo/GalileiGalileo-Quotations.htm.
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#oceanography Nowhere is there life without water—Sylvia Earle, American oceanographer, born 30 Aug 1935. For more of her quotes see http://todayinsci.com/E/Earle_Sylvia/EarleSylvia-Quotations.htm
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29 Aug 1949—First USSR atom bomb #nuclear test, an implosive type plutonium bomb, detonated at the Semipalatinsk test range, giving up to a 20 kiloton yield. See more events for this day at http://todayinsci.com/8/8_29.htm#event
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Two new pages added today — Early 1900s magazine articles by Sir William Ramsay. One on How #Discoveries Are Made and the other on #Radium in particular http://todayinsci.com/R/Ramsay_William/RamsayWilliam-RadiumAndItsProducts.htm http://todayinsci.com/R/Ramsay_William/RamsayWilliam-HowDiscoveries.htm
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“May not subterraneous fire be considered as the great plough (if I may be allowed the expression) which Nature makes use of to turn up the bowels of the earth?” — Sir William Hamilton, English diplomat, archaeologist, #vulcanologist, was born 13 Dec1730. For more of his #quotes, see http://todayinsci.com/H/Hamilton_William1730/HamiltonWilliam1730-Quotations.htm
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8 Oct 1823 - #Erie #Canal first boat passage inauguration #Albany NY (pre-completion) More at http://todayinsci.com/10/10_08.htm#CanalErieInauguration
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29 Aug 1876—b Charles Kettering, US engineer, inventor. Read some of his radio talk scripts on many topics of science and invention at http://todayinsci.com/stories2/storyIndex.htm Also see his quotes  at http://todayinsci.com/K/Kettering_Charles/KetteringCharles-Quotations.htm
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“Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor. But if a man hasn’t got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has the worse for his patient.”—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and writer, born 29 Aug 1809. For more of his quotes, see http://todayinsci.com/H/Holmes_Oliver/HolmesOliver-Quotations.htm
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