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“I would rather see the behavior of one white rat observed carefully from the moment of birth until death than to see a large volume of accurate statistical data on how 2,000 rats learned to open a puzzle box.” — John B. Watson, American psychologist, who died #onthisday 25 Sep 1958. For more of his #quotes goto https://todayinsci.com/W/Watson_John/WatsonJohn-Quotations.htm
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“I would rather have a mineral ill-classified and well-described, than well-classified and ill-described.” — Abraham Werner, German geologist, who was born #onthisday 25 Sep 1750. For more of his #quotes see https://todayinsci.com/W/Werner_Abraham/WernerAbraham-Quotations.htm
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20 Sep 1842 #onthisday James Dewar was born. His low temperature research turned air gases into liquids and solids. https://todayinsci.com/D/Dewar_James/DewarJamesBio-SciAm(1910).htm
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William E Caswell, US physicist, died aboard Flight 77 when crashed into the Pentagon #onthisday 9/11 in 2001—more at https://todayinsci.com/9/9_11.htm#CaswellWilliam
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On 8 Sep 1854, Dr John Snow curbed a cholera epidemic by removing a water pump handle. See more science events #onthisday at https://todayinsci.com/9/9_08.htm#PumpHandle
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“Nature creates curved lines while humans create straight lines.” — Hideki Yukawa, Japanese Nobel Prize-winning physicist, who died #onthisday 8 Sep 1981. See more of his #quotes at https://todayinsci.com/Y/Yukawa_Hideki/YukawaHideki-Quotations.htm
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#onthisday 7 Sep 1674 dated a letter to the Royal Society with the first recorded description of protozoa. Read what he wrote at https://todayinsci.com/L/Leeuwenhoek_Antonie/LeeuwenhoekAntonie-Letter7Sep1674.htm
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“Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.” (Le génie n'est qu'une grande aptitude à la patience.) — George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, French naturalist, who was born #onthisday 7 Sep 1707. For many more of his #quotes see https://todayinsci.com/B/Buffon_GeorgesLouis/BuffonGeorgesLouis-Quotations.htm
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“The history of science has proved that fundamental research is the lifeblood of individual progress and that the ideas that lead to spectacular advances spring from it.” — Edward Appleton, English physicist, was born #onthisday 6 Sep 1892. For more of his #quotes see https://todayinsci.com/A/Appleton_Edward/AppletonEdward-Quotations.htm
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“All science as it grows toward perfection becomes mathematical in its ideas.” — Robert Whytt, Scottish physician, who was born #onthisday 6 Sep 1714. See more of his #quotes at https://todayinsci.com/W/Whytt_Robert/WhyttRobert-Quotations.htm
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