George Sarton

It would be foolish to give credit to Euclid for pangeometrical conceptions; the idea of geometry deifferent from the common-sense one never occurred to his mind. Yet, when he stated the fifth postulate, he stood at the parting of the ways. His subconscious prescience is astounding. There is nothing comperable to it in the whole history of science. /give/ George Sarton quotes

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Michail Leontiev The Nobel Prize in Economics has become a comedy. You know, this is the Darwin Prize! [10/21/2020 02:10:46] More


Eugene Ryabyi Forgiveness grows on the grave of resentment - when you have forgotten, have crossed a person off and his atrocities. [10/22/2020 10:10:27] More


Eugene Ryabyi Financial pyramids are constructed from paper money; a breath of wind, a spark of fire - and they will be gone. [10/04/2020 06:10:21] More


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Sanna Marin We have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust... I have never thought about my age or gender. I think of the reasons I got into politics and those things for which we have won the trust of the electorate. [10/21/2020 03:10:45] More