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Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: with its graceful language and poetic conceit, and even more because it expressed his own with its graceful language and poetic conceit, and even more because it expressed his own philosophy of science. To wit: As earnestly as men may seek to understand the workings of the universe, they must remember that God is not hampered by their limited logic - that all observed effects may have been wrought by Him in any one of an infinite number of omnipotent ways, and these must ever evade mortal comprehension. — Dava Sobel
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Sobel Sayings By Malcolm Gladwell: University of Hawaii Press, 1983; The Happiest Man: The Life of Louis Borgenicht (New York: University of Hawaii Press, 1983; The Happiest Man: The Life of Louis Borgenicht (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1942). Used by permission of Lindy Friedman Sobel and Alice Friedman Holzman. The publisher is not responsible for websites (or their content) that are not owned by the publisher. ISBN 978-0-316-04034-1 E3 — Malcolm Gladwell
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Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: The beaches. In literally hundreds of instances, a vessel's ignorance of her longitude led swiftly The beaches. In literally hundreds of instances, a vessel's ignorance of her longitude led swiftly to her destruction. Launched on a mix of bravery and greed, the sea captains of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries relied on "dead reckoning" to gauge their distance east or west of home port. The captain would throw a log overboard and observe how quickly the ship receded from this temporary guidepost. He noted the crude speedometer reading in his ship's logbook, along with the direction of travel, which he took from the stars or a compass, and the length of time on a particular course, counted with a sandglass or a pocket watch. Factoring in the effects of ocean currents, fickle winds, and errors in judgment, he then determined his longitude. He routinely missed his mark, of course - searching — Dava Sobel
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Sobel Sayings By David Sobel: What's important is that children have an opportunity to bond with the natural world, to What's important is that children have an opportunity to bond with the natural world, to learn to love it and feel comfortable in it, before being asked to heal its wounds. — David Sobel
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Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: Time is to clock as mind is to brain. The clock or watch somehow contains Time is to clock as mind is to brain. The clock or watch somehow contains the time. And yet time refuses to be bottled up like a genie stuffed in a lamp. Whether it flows as sand or turns on wheels within wheels, time escapes irretrievably, while we watch. Even when the bulbs of the hourglass shatter, when darkness withholds the shadow from the sundial, when the mainspring winds down so far that the clock hands hold still as death, time itself keeps on. The most we can hope a watch to do is mark that progress. And since time sets its own tempo, like a heartbeat or an ebb tide, timepieces don't really keep time. They just keep up with it, if they're able. — Dava Sobel
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Sobel Sayings By David Sobel: Wet sneakers and muddy clothes are prerequisites for understanding the water cycle. Wet sneakers and muddy clothes are prerequisites for understanding the water cycle. — David Sobel
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Sobel Sayings By Stephen E. Ambrose: That extra special, elite, close feeling started under the stress Capt. Sobel created at Camp That extra special, elite, close feeling started under the stress Capt. Sobel created at Camp Toccoa. Under that stress, the only way the men could survive was to bond together. Eventually, the noncoms had to bond together in a mutiny. — Stephen E. Ambrose
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Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: [John] Harrison [could not] express himself clearly in writing ... No matter how brilliantly ideas [John] Harrison [could not] express himself clearly in writing ... No matter how brilliantly ideas formed in his mind, or crystallized in his clockworks, his verbal descriptions failed to shine with the same light ... The first sentence [of his last published work] runs on, virtually unpunctuated, for twenty-five pages. Dava Sobel, Longitude, p66 — Dava Sobel
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Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: In the wake of the Longitude Act, the concept of "discovering the longitude" became a In the wake of the Longitude Act, the concept of "discovering the longitude" became a synonym for attempting the impossible. — Dava Sobel
Sobel Sayings By David Sobel: You can't bounce off the walls If there are no walls: outdoor schools make kids You can't bounce off the walls If there are no walls: outdoor schools make kids happier - and smarter — David Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Adam Sobel: Once you are aware that you can live a happy, fully satisfied life without causing Once you are aware that you can live a happy, fully satisfied life without causing harm to animals, being a carnivore is a tough thing to justify. — Adam Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: The British Parliament, in its famed Longitude Act of 1714, set the highest bounty of The British Parliament, in its famed Longitude Act of 1714, set the highest bounty of all, naming a prize equal to a king's ransom (several million dollars in today's currency) for a "Practicable and Useful" means of determining longitude. — Dava Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: Earlier maps had underestimated the distances to other continents and exaggerated the outlines of individual Earlier maps had underestimated the distances to other continents and exaggerated the outlines of individual nations. Now global dimensions could be set, with authority, by the celestial spheres. Indeed, King Louis XIV of France, confronted with a revised map of his domain based on accurate longitude measurements, reportedly complained that he was losing more territory to his astronomers than to his enemies. — Dava Sobel
Sobel Sayings By David Sobel: The heart of childhood, from seven to eleven, is the critical period for bonding with The heart of childhood, from seven to eleven, is the critical period for bonding with the earth. — David Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: The zero-degree parallel of latitude is fixed by the laws of nature, while the zero-degree The zero-degree parallel of latitude is fixed by the laws of nature, while the zero-degree meridian of longitude shifts like the sands of time. — Dava Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Marcus Brotherton: Nearby sat a veteran in a wheelchair. He was young, handsome, and athletic, through missing Nearby sat a veteran in a wheelchair. He was young, handsome, and athletic, through missing a leg.

My daughter went to him and asked, "You're army - right?"

He said, "Yes, I am."

My daughter hugged him. "Thank you," she said. Tears welled in the man's eyes.

"Did you get my card?" she asked. "My school sent you a card. It said, 'Thank you for saving our Earth.'"

The guy just about lost it. He said, "You're welcome. Yes, we did get your card. Thank you for doing that."

- Michael Sobel, son of Herbert Sobel. Michael talking about his 6 year old daughter meeting veterans. — Marcus Brotherton
Sobel Sayings By David Sobel: If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, let us allow them to If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. — David Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: One degree of longitude equals four minutes of time the world over, but in terms One degree of longitude equals four minutes of time the world over, but in terms of distance, one degree shrinks from sixty-eight miles at the Equator to virtually nothing at the poles. — Dava Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: He wrested the world's whereabouts from the stars, and locked the secret in a pocket He wrested the world's whereabouts from the stars, and locked the secret in a pocket watch. — Dava Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: Having established itself securely on shipboard, the chronometer was soon taken for granted, like any Having established itself securely on shipboard, the chronometer was soon taken for granted, like any other essential thing, and the whole question of its contentious history, along with the name of its original inventor, dropped from the consciousness of the seamen who used it every day. — Dava Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: Any clock that can track this sideral schedule proves itself as perfect as God's magnificent Any clock that can track this sideral schedule proves itself as perfect as God's magnificent clockwork.
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Sobel Sayings By Stephen E. Ambrose: Sobel was Jewish, urban, with a commission from the National Guard. Hester had started as Sobel was Jewish, urban, with a commission from the National Guard. Hester had started as a private, then earned his commission from Officer Candidate's School (OCS). Most — Stephen E. Ambrose
Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: Today, the latitude and longitude lines govern with more authority than I could have imagined Today, the latitude and longitude lines govern with more authority than I could have imagined forty-odd years ago, for they stay fixed as the world changes its configuration underneath them - with continents adrift across a widening sea, and national boundaries repeatedly redrawn by war or peace. — Dava Sobel
Sobel Sayings By David Sobel: Exploration of the natural world begins in early childhood, flourishes in middle childhood, and continues Exploration of the natural world begins in early childhood, flourishes in middle childhood, and continues in adolescence as a pleasure and a source of strength for social action. — David Sobel
Sobel Sayings By David Sobel: We tiptoed the tops of beaver dams, hopped hummocks, went wading, looked at spring flowers, We tiptoed the tops of beaver dams, hopped hummocks, went wading, looked at spring flowers, tried to catcha snake, got lost and found. How fine it was to move at a meandery, child's pace. — David Sobel
Sobel Sayings By Dava Sobel: But I do not think it necessary to believe that the same God who gave But I do not think it necessary to believe that the same God who gave us our senses, our speech, our intellect, would have put aside the use of these, to teach us instead such things as with their help we could find out for ourselves, particularly in the case of these sciences of which there is not the smallest mention in the Scriptures; and, above all, in astronomy, of which so little notice is taken that the names of none of the planets are mentioned. Surely if the intention of the sacred scribes had been to teach the people astronomy, they would not have passed over the subject so completely. — Dava Sobel