Quote Of The Day

Busy doing some translation work so haven't posted. Will be done today.

For now I hand things over, but for a few lines, to Canadian man of science (and one of the founders of John Hopkins) William Osler:

"In science the credit goes to the man who convinced the world. not the man to whom the idea first occurs."

I think to most keen observers of history and life, this becomes evident with time and experience.


  1. The quote, I think, is accurate and applies not only to science. The question is, then, are we motivated by external rewards or internal ones?

  2. Hm. I'm gonna go with internal. We're driven for internal reasons since we don't know what the external rewards will be in the first place. A lot of these guys were driven by love of whatever they were studying or engaging in.


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