John Henry Poynting Quote

Compare, for instance, the accuracy with which we can describe and foretell the path of a planet with our ignorance of the movements of the atmosphere as dependent on the heat of the sun. The planet keeps to the astronomer's timetable, but the wind still bloweth almost where it listeth.


Address to the British Association, Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, Volume 80, Number, 2079, September 29, 1899 (p. 156)

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Compare, for instance, the accuracy with which we can describe and foretell the path of a planet with our ignorance of the movements of the...

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Compare, for instance, the accuracy with which we can describe and foretell the path of a planet with our ignorance of the movements of the...

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Compare, for instance, the accuracy with which we can describe and foretell the path of a planet with our ignorance of the movements of the...

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Compare, for instance, the accuracy with which we can describe and foretell the path of a planet with our ignorance of the movements of the...