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They could but make the best of it, and went around with woebegone faces sadly complaining that on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays they must look on light as a wave; on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, as a particle. On Sundays they simply prayed.
No longer was light analogous to the discharge of a blunderbuss, but rather to the pulsating flight of birds.
No longer could an electron roam fancy free wherever it wished but, more like a trolley car than a bus, it must keep strictly to the tracks laid down by Bohr...
Every new discovery in science brings with it a host of new problems, just as the invention of the automobile brought with it gas stations, roads, garages, mechanics, and a thousand other subsidiary details.
What is it that pulls the apple to the ground, bends the circling moon to the earth and makes the planets captive of the sun?... It is intangible time and space themselves, acting in awesome concert as curved space-time holding sway over all things in the universe.
First we had the luminiferous ether. Then we had the electromagnetic ether. And now we haven't e(i)ther.
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Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
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September 6, 1906
August 5, 1986
Banesh Hoffmann was a British mathematician and physicist known for his association with Albert Einstein.
The Strange Story of the Quantum (1947)
Relativity and its roots (1983)
About vectors (1966)
The tyranny of testing (1962)
Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel (1972)
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