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March 26, 2016

Golden Nuggets #2

A genius is someone who discovers that the stone that falls and the moon that doesn't fall represent one and the same phenomenon"

When the Argentine physicist and writer Ernesto Sábato wrote this tribute to Isaac Newton, he was not exaggerating. For Newton's theory of gravity - unlike several others in the world of science - remains unchallenged and unmodified centuries after he announced it.

Newton's greatness is not only as a scientist. Very few brilliant minds have had the humility  to admit: "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.".

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