Maesurements in science

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Maesurements in science

Postby GiulianoF on June 30th, 2013, 3:23 am 

I have read in Frontieres Ecology and Evolution the following quote: "measure whati is measurable, and what is not measurable make measurable. (Front. Ecol. Evol. 2013: 11: 268. It is attributed to Galileo, but I am not convinced and I think that the author is much more recent. Can anybody tell me something hereabaout?

Re: Maesurements in science

Postby sponge on June 30th, 2013, 11:19 am 

GiulianoF wrote: It is attributed to Galileo

Hi GiulianoF and welcome, yes, it is Galileo, well almost;

"Count what is countable, measure what is measurable, and what is not measurable, make measurable."

you can find a whole lot more Galileo quotes here: ... uotes.html
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Re: Maesurements in science

Postby dady551 on July 14th, 2013, 3:30 pm 

this is galileo alrite....our physics teacher quoted him in his first lecture in o levels

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