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Generally speaking, people have a very erroneous idea of the type of talent proper to the ideal mechanician. He is not a geometrician who, delving into the theory of movement and the categories of phenomena, formulates new mechanical principles or discovers unsuspected laws of nature…In most other branches of science are to be found constant principles; a multitude of methods offer to the genius inexhaustible possibilities.
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