Next came to the receiver the oldest scientist
in the group, the venerable Joseph Henry, whose encouragement to Bell had been so timely.
Before the scientist
could conclude his sentence, another and more impatient summons sounded from without; someone with swishing skirts was marshalled hurriedly down the corridor, and the door opened on a young girl, decently dressed but disordered and red-hot with haste.
SHEA had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists
, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective--a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win.
Do you know," he said at last, "I've had that same criticism passed on me once before - by a very great man, a scientist
and evolutionist, Joseph Le Conte.
Primarily, Jacobus Laningdale was a scientist
, and, up to that time, a very obscure scientist
, a professor employed in the laboratories of the Health Office of New York City.
I'll be Tom scatted if I know," the great man replied, frankly; "you will have to ask the Scientist
of the Expedition.
This distinguished scientist
has expounded his views in a book entitled "Verschwinden und Seine Theorie," which has attracted some attention, "particularly," says one writer, "among the followers of Hegel, and mathematicians who hold to the actual existence of a so- called non-Euclidean space--that is to say, of space which has more dimensions than length, breadth, and thickness--space in which it would be possible to tie a knot in an endless cord and to turn a rubber ball inside out without 'a solution of its continuity,' or in other words, without breaking or cracking it.
Halpin Frayser was not much of a philosopher, nor a scientist
His chosen field was physics, and in addition he did much original research and was greatly distinguished as a scientist
comes from the Latin word scio to know, and Science means that which we know by watching things and trying things,--by making experiments.
For, like the genuine scientist
he was, he would not be content to die until he had solved the secret of the sound.
The article seems to be written with an idea of interesting scientists
and research societies, so that they will raise money to conduct a searching expedition.