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The ideal mechanician

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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Quote Of The Day

Daniel J. Boorstin

“Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.”

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Two New Books

Shhhh, don’t tell my sisters, but I bought two new books today! The first is The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination by Daniel J. 136 more words


And I quote: Daniel J. Boorstin

I recently ran across this quote from Daniel Boorstin in the introduction to a documentary film:

“The biggest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance — it is the illusion of knowledge.” 229 more words

And I Quote: