Derek J. De Solla Price Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Derek J. De Solla Price Sayings: It is clear that we cannot go up another two orders of magnitude as we It is clear that we cannot go up another two orders of magnitude as we have climbed the last five. If we did, we should have two scientists for every man, woman, child, and dog in the population, and we should spend on them twice as much money as we had. Scientific doomsday is therefore less than a century distant.
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Derek J. De Solla Price Sayings: Using any reasonable definition of a scientist, we can say that 80 to 90 percent Using any reasonable definition of a scientist, we can say that 80 to 90 percent of all the scientists that have ever lived are alive now. Alternatively, any young scientist, starting now and looking back at the end of his career upon a normal life span, will find that 80 to 90 percent of all scientific work achieved by the end of the period will have taken place before his very eyes, and that only 10 to 20 percent will antedate his experience.