Introduction to the History of Science, Nummer 376,Volume 1
Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927
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Pagina 32 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea -shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Pagina 9 - ... floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia libant, omnia nos itidem depascimur aurea dicta, aurea, perpetua semper dignissima vita.
Pagina 9 - ... quod te imitari aveo ; quid enim contendat hirundo cycnis, aut quidnam tremulis facere artubus haedi consimile in cursu possint et fortis equi vis? tu, pater, es rerum inventor, tu patria nobis suppeditas praecepta, tuisque ex, inclute, chartis...
Pagina 3 - I am not prepared to say that this development is more important than any other aspect of intellectual progress, for example, than the development of religion, of art, or of social justice. But it is equally important; and no history of civilization can be tolerably complete which does not give considerable space to the explanation of scientific progress.
Pagina 52 - For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Pagina 3 - Greece; they are more likely to be inferior; and of course, our men of science are not necessarily more intelligent than those of old; yet one thing is certain, their knowledge is at once more extensive and more accurate.
Pagina 634 - Ancient alphabets and hieroglyphic characters explained ; with an account of the egyptian priests , their classes , initiation , and sacrifices , in the arabic language by Ahmad bin Abubekr bin Wahshih ; and in english by Joseph Hammer.
Pagina 721 - Alhazen's problem: from two points in the plane of a circle to draw lines meeting at a point of the circumference and making equal angles with the normal at that point.
Pagina 386 - Lady; who was torn to pieces by the Clergy of Alexandria, to gratify the pride, emulation and cruelty of their Archbishop Cyril, commonly but undeservedly stil'd Saint Cyril.
Pagina 353 - The art of adapting the residence of the living and the dead so as to co-operate and harmonize with the local currents of the cosmic breath (Yin and Yang qv) ; often incorrectly called