Linus Pauling: A Working Man

Linus Pauling: A Working Man

“The scientist, if he is to be more than a plodding gatherer of bits of information, needs to exercise an active imagination. The scientists of the past whom we now recognize as great are those who were gifted with transcendental imaginative powers, and the part...
Sir Alister Hardy and Phytoplankton

Sir Alister Hardy and Phytoplankton

“There is the life of the plankton in almost endless variety; there are the many kinds of fish, both surface and bottom living; there are the hosts of different invertebrate creatures on the sea-floor; and there are those almost grotesque forms of pelagic life in the...

“It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order.  And this refers in equal measures to the relationships of man – social and political – and to the entire universe as a whole.” — Dmitri Mendeleev

 

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