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Measure for Measure: Delambre, Méchain, and the Meter – The Things that Endure (Part 2 of 2)

More than everything else, however, the expedition undertaken by Delambre and Méchain in the waning years of the 18th century fundamentally changed what it meant to be a scientist. In fact, it encouraged the invention of the term itself and … Continue reading

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Measure for Measure: Delambre, Méchain, and the Meter – The Things that Endure (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David M. Burns once advised his colleagues to “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.” This … Continue reading

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The Formula of the Fantastic (Part 2 of 2)

Alexander von Humboldt, as characterized by Kehlmann in Measuring the World, is a different type of man from Gauss all together. Kehlmann represents him as a man determined to classify, calculate, and quantify the world around him; and never to … Continue reading

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