Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quotes: Science (4)

Science            59            “But what we want, what this enterprising city of Lille wants most of all, Professor,” you can hear the Committee of business men telling him, “is a close cooperation between your science and our industries…raise our sugar yield from our beets and give us bigger alcohol output, and we’ll see you and your laboratory are taken care of.” DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

Science            63            "…it is this business of experiments not coming off at once that is always the curse of microbe hunting." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

Science            68            "He spent the next weeks in doing the experiment over and over, to be sure…."  DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

Science            70            "Many people objected to this scornful cockiness—but some good men of science had better reasons for disagreeing with him [Pasteur]—his experiments were brilliant, they were startling, but his experiments stopped short of being completely proved…had loopholes." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

Science            108          "At this time Koch knew little or nothing about the yeast soups and flasks of Pasteur and the experiments he fussed with had the crude originality of the first cave man trying to make fire." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

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