Dionysius Lardner Quotes

The ... progress of improvement and discovery ought not to be overlooked. ... Philosophy already directs her finger at sources of inexhaustible power. ... We are on the eve of mechanical discoveries still greater than any which have yet appeared.

He was right about the pace of technological development, but we have yet to realize his prediction of inexhaustible power.
Dionysius Lardner
Dionysius Lardner
  • Born: April 3, 1793
  • Died: April 29, 1859
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Professor Dionysius Lardner FRS FRSE was an Irish scientific writer who popularised science and technology, and edited the 133-volume Cabinet Cyclopædia.

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