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#9109 Ernest Rutherford

Radioactivity is shown to be accompanied by chemical changes in which new types of matter are being continually produced. ... The conclusion is drawn that these chemical changes must be sub-atomic in character. .

Ernest Rutherford Quotes about change
#9110 Ernest Rutherford

An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid. .

Ernest Rutherford Quotes about discovery
#9111 Ernest Rutherford

When we have found how the nucleus of atoms is built up we shall have found the greatest secret of all — except life. .

Ernest Rutherford Quotes about life
#9113 Ernest Rutherford

Allis eitheror stamp collecting. .

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#9114 Ernest Rutherford

It was quite the most incredible event that has ever happened to me in my . It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you. .

Ernest Rutherford Quotes about hell
#9115 Ernest Rutherford

Don't let me catch anyone talking about thein my department. .

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#9117 Ernest Rutherford

When we have found how the nucleus of atoms is built up we shall have found the greatest secret of all — except life. We shall have found the basis of everything — of the earth we walk on, of the air we breathe, of the sunshine, of our physical body itself, of everything in the world, however great or however small — except life. .

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#9118 Ernest Rutherford

I came into the room which was half-dark and presently spottedin the audience, and realised that I was in for trouble at the last part of my speech dealing with the age of the Earth, where my views conflicted with his. To my relief, Kelvin fell fast asleep, but as I came to the important point, I saw the old bird sit up, open an eye and cock a baleful glance at me. Then a sudden inspiration came, and I said Lord Kelvin had limited the age of the Earth, provided no new source [of heat] was discovered. That prophetic utterance referred to what we are now considering tonight, radium! Behold! The old boy beamed upon me. .

Ernest Rutherford Quotes about inspiration
#9119 Ernest Rutherford

I must confess it was very unexpected and I am very startled at my metamorphosis into a . .

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#9120 Ernest Rutherford

We've got no , so we've got to think. .

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#41411 Louis Pasteur

I am on the edge ofand the veil is getting thinner and thinner. .

Louis Pasteur
#41412 Louis Pasteur

The idea ofis a form of the idea of the Infinite. As long as the mystery of the infinite weighs on human thought, temples will be erected for the worship of the Infinite, whether God is called , , , or … .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about mystery
#41413 Louis Pasteur

Blessed is he who carries within himself a God, an ideal, and who obeys it: ideal of art, ideal of science, ideal of the gospel virtues, therein lie the springs of great thoughts and great actions; they all reflect light from the Infinite. .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about science
#41414 Louis Pasteur

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. .

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#41415 Louis Pasteur

One does not ask of one who suffers: What is your country and what is your religion? One merely says: You suffer, that is enough for me... .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about religion
#41416 Louis Pasteur

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. .

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#41418 Louis Pasteur

Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits pr .

Louis Pasteur
#41419 Louis Pasteur

There does not exist a category ofto which one can give the name applied science. There are sciences and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it. .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about science
#41420 Louis Pasteur

L' univers est dissymetrique... .

Louis Pasteur
#41421 Louis Pasteur

I beseech you to take interest in these sacred domains so expressively called laboratories. Ask that there be more and that they be adorned for these are the temples of the future, wealth and well-being. It is here that humanity will grow, strengthen and improve. Here, humanity will learn to read progress and individual harmony in the works of nature, while humanity's own works are all too often those of barbarism, fanaticism and destruction. .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about nature
#41422 Louis Pasteur

Posterity will one day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic philosophers. The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. I pray while I am engaged at my work in the laboratory. .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about nature
#41423 Louis Pasteur

He who proclaims the existence of the Infinite, and none can avoid it — accumulates in that affirmation more of the supernatural than is to be found in all the miracles of all the religions; for the notion of the Infinite presents that double character that forces itself upon us and yet is incomprehensible. When this notion seizes upon our understanding we can but kneel ... I see everywhere the inevitable expression of the Infinite in the world; through it the supernatural is at the bottom of every heart. The idea ofis a form of the idea of the Infinite. As long as the mystery of the infinite weighs on human thought, temples will be erected for the worship of the Infinite, whether God is called , , , or ; and on the pavement of these temples, men will be seen kneeling, prostrated, annihilated by the thought of the Infinite. .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about religion
#41425 Louis Pasteur

Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism. .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about self
#41426 Louis Pasteur

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence. .

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#41428 Louis Pasteur

I am utterly convinced that Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, that nations will eventually unite not to destroy but to edify, and that the future will belong to those who have done the most for the sake of suffering humanity. .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about humanity
#41429 Louis Pasteur

The Greeks have given us one of the most beautiful words of our language, the word "enthusiasm" — a God within. The grandeur of the acts of men are measured by the inspiration from which they spring. Happy is he who bears a God within. .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about inspiration
#41431 Louis Pasteur

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. .

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#41432 Louis Pasteur

Science brings men nearer to God. .

Louis Pasteur Quotes about men
#56895 Sidney Altman

It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments. .

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#56896 Sidney Altman

The RNA World referred to an hypothetical stage in the origin of life on Earth. .

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#56897 Sidney Altman

For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity. .

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#56898 Sidney Altman

Furthermore, neither of our research groups set out in search of RNA catalysis. .

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#56899 Sidney Altman

About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power. .

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#56900 Sidney Altman

Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science, a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific instances of a phenomenon. .

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#56901 Sidney Altman

We are very fortunate to be recognized here in such an extraordinary manner for work that we enjoy. .

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#56902 Sidney Altman

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. .

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#56903 Sidney Altman

The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old. .

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#56904 Sidney Altman

We are united in the hope that every individual will someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had, if not always the material advantages. .

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#56905 Sidney Altman

Eight months later, having left Columbia, I was studying physics in a summer program and working in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics. .

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#56906 Sidney Altman

Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government. .

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#56907 Sidney Altman

I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics. .

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#56908 Sidney Altman

I was born in Montreal in 1939, the second son of poor immigrants. .

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#56909 Sidney Altman

By the time I reached high school my father's grocery store had made our life adequately comfortable and I was able to choose, without any practical encumbrances, the subjects that I wanted to pursue in college. .

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#62284 Francis William Aston

It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it. .

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#62285 Francis William Aston

The whole of the hydrogen on the earth might be transformed at once and the success of the experiment published at large to the universe as a new star. .

Francis William Aston Quotes about success
#62286 Francis William Aston

The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race. .

Francis William Aston Quotes about science
#65178 Leo Baekeland

I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite. .

Leo Baekeland Quotes about thought
#65179 Leo Baekeland

Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars. .

Leo Baekeland Quotes about man
#65180 Leo Baekeland

I also served on many government committees. .

Leo Baekeland Quotes about men
#65181 Leo Baekeland

In 1893 I founded a chemical company which I ran until 1899. .

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