Through Measurement to Knowledge: The Inaugural Lecture of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1882)

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Page 274 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, ' I have no need of thee ' ; nor again the head to the feet,
Page 262 - Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
Page 262 - Being well informed about science is not the same thing as understanding science, though the two propositions are not antithetical. What is needed are methods for imparting some knowledge of the Tactics and Strategy of Science to those who are not scientists.
Page 275 - The protection of the environment from the short-term and long-term destructive effects of industrial activity can only be assured on the basis of accurate and reliable measurements. • Physical theory is reliable only to the extent that its predictions can be verified quantitatively and this calls for measurements of the highest accuracy.

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