Alec Nevala-Lee

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Ernest Rutherford

[Ernest Rutherford] had a driving urge to know how nuclear phenomena worked in the sense in which one could speak of knowing what went on the kitchen. I do not believe that he searched for an explanation in the classical manner of a theory using certain basic laws; as long as he knew what was happening, he was content.

—Sir Charles Ellis, quoted by Edward Hallett Carr in What Is History?

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October 3, 2016 at 7:30 am

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