Food for Thought


Big whorls have little whorls,

Which feed on their velocity;

Little whorls have smaller whorls,

and so on unto viscosity.

The atmosphere is a musical instrument of which one can play many tunes. High notes are sound waves, low notes are long inertial waves, and nature is a musician more of the Beethoven than of the Chopin type. He much prefers the low notes and only occasionally plays arpeggios in the treble and they only with a light hand........

A scientist is one who constantly keeps an open mind especially to things that appear to be against common sense. This is the main difference between a true scientist and an otherwise highly technical person.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits; it is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician demonstrative proofs.

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