Of science and thought

Can a fish really climb a tree,
Is truth the daughter of time?
The way of progress neither swift nor easy,
More than mortal that brain of mine?
Ghostly errors of measurement,
Even touching the ghost of matter,
Do infinite spaces dread.

Seven thinkers are represented in those lines – AL, MC, BP, AE, ER, JK, EH.

Which thinker to which line?

7 comments for “Of science and thought

  1. February 11, 2019 at 19:22

    Too difficult?

  2. February 11, 2019 at 19:44

    I think Theodor Geisel himself summed them all up.

  3. Chuckles
    February 11, 2019 at 20:24

    Only if it’s lost it’s bicycle?
    No, but necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows.
    That’s racist said the tortoise to the hare, but it’s the way to bet.
    Artificial ignorance?
    By the ghost in the machine?
    I don’t mind, and you don’t matter?
    Integer overflow? I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave.

  4. February 11, 2019 at 20:28

    OK, this is what I have but it still doesn’t say who they are:

    Can a fish really climb a tree, [AE]
    Is truth the daughter of time? [JK]
    The way of progress neither swift nor easy, [MC]
    More than mortal that brain of mine? [AL]
    Ghostly errors of measurement, [EH]
    Even touching the ghost of matter, [ER]
    Do infinite spaces dread. [BP]

    • The Blocked Dwarf
      February 11, 2019 at 23:28

      Albert Einstein
      Aulus Gellius (no idea who ‘JK’ was/is/might become)
      Marie Curie
      Ada Lovelace
      Edwin Hubble
      Google has no idea about “even touching the ghost of matter”
      Blaise Pascal.

      (I guessed AE,MC and AL right, the rest I googled)

      • February 12, 2019 at 02:45

        Can a fish really climb a tree, [Albert Einstein]
        Is truth the daughter of time? [Johannes Kepler]
        The way of progress neither swift nor easy, [Marie Curie]
        More than mortal that brain of mine? [Ada Lovelace]
        Ghostly errors of measurement, [Edwin Hubble]
        Even touching the ghost of matter, [Ernest Rutherford]
        Do infinite spaces dread. [Blaise Pascal]

        Well done, BD.

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