quinta-feira, março 20, 2014

A science lore

"when Michael Faraday passed a wire through a coil and essentially discovered electromagnetism, the legend goes, a congressman in charge of public funding for the sciences questioned the discovery’s importance: You got a needle to move, so what? Faraday’s supposed reply has become a kind of academic lore: “I don’t know of what use this will be, but one day you will tax it.” 

False story but a good one!

(Porque raio estou a escrever em inglês?!)

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