The say of the week – and commentary April 30, 2007Posted by dorigo in humor, personal, physics, science.
“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”
Which really means I am not going to understand anything more, since both my grandmothers have passed away…. That might also explain why they say that if you are going to make a significant contribution to the field of Physics, you’ll do so at a fairly young age.
I do like the game of taking a solemn sentence and turning its meaning upside down. You learn something from it at times. Take the following: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants“, by Isaac Newton. One could modify it as follows: “If I have not seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants“. Which makes sense, since once the giant is gone he or she leaves a furrow which is difficult to jump out of…