Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Yesterday was the anniversary of William Whewell's death; he died on March 6, 1866. I was going to put up a post, but didn't have time; I'll probably have more on Whewell later this week. In the meantime you can refresh your memory of his remarkable man by reading Thony Christie's post from a while back. The Victorian wit, Sydney Smith, is said to have said of him that science was his forte and omniscience was his foible; and as a quip about Whewell, that's hard to beat.

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