Sunday, February 15, 2009

The pendulum swings . . .

Happy Birthday to Galileo Galilei (February 15, 1564 - January 8, 1642) was an Italian physicist and astronomer. His initial fame came at age 20, from his observation of a lamp swinging overhead while he was in a cathedral. The law of the pendulum, which would eventually be used to regulate clocks, made Galileo Galilei instantly famous.  He has been referred to as the "Father of Modern Science".

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” - Galileo Galilei

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.” - Galileo Galilei

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.” - Galileo Galilei

“Doubt is the father of invention.” - Galileo Galilei

“I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night” - Galileo Galilei

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