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Simon Newcomb Quotes: I was taught the alphabet by my aunts before I was four years old, and I was reading the Bible in class and beginning geography when I was six.
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Simon Newcomb Quote: Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which man will never be able to cope. . . . The example of the bird does not prove that man can fly. Imagine the proud possessor of the aeroplane darting through the air at a speed of several hundred feet per second. It is the speed alone that sustains him. How is he ever going to stop?
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Quotes about Simon Newcomb: The mathematician of to-day admits that he can neither square the circle, duplicate the cube or trisect the angle. May not our mechanicians, in like manner, be ultimately forced to admit that aerial flight is one of that great class of problems with which men can never cope... I do not claim that this is a necessary conclusion from any past experience. But I do think that success must await progress of a different kind from that of invention.
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Quote about Simon Newcomb: I finally reached the conclusion that mathematics was the study I was best fitted to follow, though I did not clearly see in what way I should turn the subject to account.
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Simon Newcomb Sayings: Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which man will never be able to cope.
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