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Lemaître forgets that he's set a test, until he sees a crowd of students outside his office. He gives everyone 13/20, which is deemed acceptable.
May 01, 2012 04:02AM
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May 05, 2012 05:10AM
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Lemaître apologizes for his essay attempting to prove that Molière had an unnamed co-author: "I am aware that my training and studies in no way qualify me to do this work. My only excuse is that the people who are qualified are for some reason reluctant to undertake it."
May 05, 2012 05:10AM
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Pope John XXIII asks Lemaître if he'd like to suggest any topics for Vatican II, and Lemaître wonders if they could simplify the procedure for determining the date of Easter. Sigh.
May 02, 2012 11:05PM
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Fred Hoyle sees Lemaître at a conference in 1961 and says mockingly to his neighbor, "That's the Big Bang man!"
May 01, 2012 08:28AM
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Poincaré apparently discovered chaos theory in 1913, but it took a while to become popular.
Apr 30, 2012 12:19PM
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Manny is on page 200 of 376
Einstein gives a lecture on spinors in 1933, and someone asks if he thought anyone in the audience had understood what he was saying. "De Donder, perhaps. Lemaître, definitely. Other people, I think not."
Apr 30, 2012 01:28AM
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Manny
Manny is on page 175 of 376
Lemaître's put-downs when asked about conflicts between his scientific and religious beliefs are nice. For example, "Trying to extract scientific content from the Bible makes as much sense as trying to extract theology from the Binomial Theorem".
Apr 29, 2012 01:58PM
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Lemaître certainly looks as though he's the first person to discover that the universe is expanding, but somehow the glory goes to Hubble. I still can't quite understand why, and it sounds like many historians of science are just as puzzled!
Apr 26, 2012 01:47PM
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Manny is on page 95 of 376
Hubble had studied both law and astronomy, and was a good amateur boxer.
Apr 25, 2012 02:06PM
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Manny is on page 70 of 376
I had not understood the extraordinary nature of Eddington's 1919 solar eclipse experiment: immediately after the Great War, English scientists accepted the direction of an avowed pacifist who wanted to test a German theory.
Apr 24, 2012 01:47PM
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