… the ultimate arbiter of truth is experiment, not the comfort one derives from a priori beliefs, nor the beauty or elegance one ascribes to one’s theoretical models. Lawrence M. Krauss. 2012. A Universe from Nothing. New York: Free Press.
Chance favours only the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur, 1879.
His idea was profound, yet simple - to determine the diameter of the earth by measuring only one angle. His predecessors had postulated certain attributes of the earth and universe. Three hundred ...