Quotations by Isaac Todhunter
[Maxwell asked whether he would like to see an experimental demonstration of conical refraction]
No. I have been teaching it all my life, and I do not want to have my ideas upset.
Quoted in J G Crowther, The Statesmen of Science (London 1965).
Experimentation is unnecessary for the student. The student should be prepared to accept whatever the master told him.
JOC/EFR December 2013
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