Homer Burton Adkins
(16 Jan 1892 - 10 Aug 1949)
American organic chemist.
Science Quotes by Homer Burton Adkins (1 quote)
Basic research is like shooting an arrow into the air and, where it lands, painting a target.
— Homer Burton Adkins
As quoted by Walter Gratzer, in book review titled 'The Bomb and the Bumble-Bees' (about the book Late Night Thoughts, by Lewis Thomas), Nature (15 Nov 1984), 31, 211. The original text expresses the quote as It was the organic chemist, Homer Adkins, who defined basic research as shooting an arrow into the air, and