John Tyndall

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It is as fatal as it is cowardly to blink facts because they are not to our taste.

John Tyndall (August 2, 1820December 4, 1893) was an Irish physicist.

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Fragments of Science, Vol. II (1879)

  • Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.
    • Vitality
  • 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.
    • Matter and Force
  • The brightest flashes in the world of thought are incomplete until they have been proved to have their counterparts in the world of fact.
    • Scientific Materialism
  • It is as fatal as it is cowardly to blink facts because they are not to our taste.
    • Science and Man
  • 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.
    • Science and Man
  • Superstition may be defined as constructive religion which has grown incongruous with intelligence.
    • Science and Man
  • 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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