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Re: [Phys-L] Two quotes for students

Thank, Ludwig. I will start off my class Monday with your two quotes on a
PowerPoint slide titled "Famous Last Words"!


Dr. Donald G. Polvani
Adjunct Lecturer, Physics
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD 21012

-----Original Message-----
From: Phys-l [] On Behalf Of Ludwik Kowalski
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:17 AM
To: phys-L new
Subject: [Phys-L] Two quotes for students

In a message received today, someone sent me two well known quotes. The
point was that even famous scientists make wrong predictions, sometimes.
Some students will be happy to learn this.

Ludwik Kowalski


"The energy produced by the atom is a very poor kind of thing.
Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms
is talking moonshine"
- Ernst Rutherford, 1933

"There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be
obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at
- Albert Einstein, 1932


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