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Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Morning Quotations

Moving into the D's, we have a trio of the Darwin family expounding on science.

"There is a grandeur in this view of life." - Charles Darwin, English naturalist and scientist, 1809-82

"A fool... is a man who never tried an experiment in his life." - Erasmus Darwin, English physician and grandfather of Charles Darwin, 1731-1802

"In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs." - Francis Darwin, English botanist and son of Charles Darwin, 1848-1925

With a nod to Olympic patriotism, here is a Canadian quotation to change things up a bit:

"I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker." - Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist, 1913-95


Robert said...

Did you see how the US mens team beat the Canadian mens team in hockey! YEAH! U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!

Mozglubov said...

I certainly did see that, and well done to your team. That last goal (despite being on an empty net) I thought was particularly spectacular; a one-handed diving shot is always impressive. That said, the Canadian team in many ways out-played the Americans (except Miller - he was amazing)...

Robert said...

I sadly did not see the game, but I did see the highlights. and that shot was pretty amazing. I will say this: the team that out shots the opponent by more than 2 to 1 is the team that you generally would say played better. Luckily for us, Miller outplayed the entire team Canada.