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Louis Agassiz
(1807-1873) born on
May 28
Swiss-US naturalist, geologist, teacher. He made revolutionary contributions to natural science with landmark work on glacier activity and extinct fishes; opposed Darwin's theory.
         
   
F
The glacier was God's great plough . . . set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth?

R
The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.
A
Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law.
N
I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
K
Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before lastly, they say they always believed it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," by Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
R: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," by Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
A: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
N: When asked to give a lecture for a fee; in "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
K: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
   


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