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John Tyndall (1820 – 1893)


Irish physicist.
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John Tyndall
It is as fatal as it is cowardly to blink facts because they are not to our taste.
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Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.
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The brightest flashes in the world of thought are incomplete until they have been proved to have their counterparts in the world of fact.




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The mind of man may be compared to a musical instrument with a certain range of notes, beyond which in both directions we have an infinitude of silence.
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Charles Darwin, the Abraham of scientific men a searcher as obedient to the command of truth as was the patriarch to the command of God.
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Knowledge once gained casts a faint light beyond its own immediate boundaries.
John Tyndall
We have heard much of Faraday's gentleness and sweetness and tenderness. It is all true, but it is very incomplete. You cannot resolve a powerful nature into these elements, and Faraday's character would have been less admirable than it was had it not embraced forces and tendencies to which the silky adjectives "gentle" and "tender" would by no means apply. Underneath his sweetness and gentleness was the heat of a volcano. He was a man of excitable and fiery nature; but through high self-discipline he had converted the fire into a central glow and motive power of life, instead of permitting it to waste itself in useless passion.
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Superstition may be defined as constructive religion which has grown incongruous with intelligence.
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Religious feeling is as much a verity as any other part of human consciousness; and against it, on the subjective side, the waves of science beat in vain.
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