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Ernest Rutherford Quotes: The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine.
         

The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine.


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All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial.

All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial.



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Never say, "I tried it once and it did not work."



A theory that you can't explain to a bartender is probably no damn good.

A theory that you can't explain to a bartender is probably no damn good.



We haven't got the money, so we've got to think.

We haven't got the money, so we've got to think.



An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.

An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.



It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.

It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.



If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.

If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.



The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don't.

The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don't.



All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.



I must confess it was very unexpected and I am very startled at my metamorphosis into a chemist.

I must confess it was very unexpected and I am very startled at my metamorphosis into a chemist.





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