Celebrating 19 Years on the Web
TODAY IN SCIENCE HISTORY ®
Find science on or your birthday

Today in Science History - Quickie Quiz
Who said: “A change in motion is proportional to the motive force impressed and takes place along the straight line in which that force is impressed.”
more quiz questions >>
Home > Category Index for Science Quotations > Category Index O > Category: Ox

Ox Quotes (4 quotes)

As for Galen’s netlike plexus, I do not need to pass on a lot of misinformation about it here, as I am quite sure that I have examined the whole system of the cerebral vessels. There is no occasion for making things up, since we are certain that Galen was deluded by his dissection of ox brains and described the cerebral vessels, not of a human but of oxen.
From De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (1543), Book III, 310, as translated by William Frank Richardson and John Burd Carman, in 'Structure of the Plexus in the Prior Ventricles of the Brain; Galen’s Netlike Plexus', On The Fabric of the Human Body: Book III: The Veins And Arteries; Book IV: The Nerves (1998), 140.
Science quotes on:  |  Brain (270)  |  Cerebral (2)  |  Certain (550)  |  Deluded (7)  |  Dissection (32)  |  Do (1908)  |  Examined (3)  |  Galen (19)  |  Human (1470)  |  Lot (151)  |  Making (300)  |  Misinformation (3)  |  Occasion (85)  |  Oxen (8)  |  Pass (238)  |  System (537)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Vessel (63)  |  Whole (738)

His Majesty has, with great skill, constructed a cart, containing a corn mill, which is worked by the motion of the carriage. He has also contrived a carriage of such a magnitude as to contain several apartments, with a hot bath; and it is drawn by a single elephant. This movable bath is extremely useful, and refreshing on a journey. … He has also invented several hydraulic machines, which are worked by oxen. The pulleys and wheels of some of them are so adjusted that a single ox will at once draw water out of two wells, and at the same time turn a millstone.
From Ain-i-Akbery (c.1590). As translated from the original Persian, by Francis Gladwin in 'Akbar’s Conduct and Administrative Rules', 'Of Machines', Ayeen Akbery: Or, The Institutes of the Emperor Akber (1783), Vol. 1, 284. Note: Akbar (Akber) was a great ruler and enlightened statesman.
Science quotes on:  |  Adjust (8)  |  Apartment (4)  |  Bath (10)  |  Carriage (10)  |  Cart (3)  |  Construct (124)  |  Corn (19)  |  Draw (137)  |  Elephant (31)  |  Great (1575)  |  Hot (60)  |  Hydraulic (5)  |  Invent (51)  |  Journey (42)  |  Machine (259)  |  Magnitude (83)  |  Majesty (21)  |  Mill (16)  |  Motion (312)  |  Oxen (8)  |  Pulley (2)  |  Refresh (4)  |  Single (354)  |  Skill (109)  |  Time (1877)  |  Turn (447)  |  Two (937)  |  Useful (250)  |  Water (482)  |  Wheel (50)  |  Will (2354)  |  Work (1351)

One never finds fossil bones bearing no resemblance to human bones. Egyptian mummies, which are at least three thousand years old, show that men were the same then. The same applies to other mummified animals such as cats, dogs, crocodiles, falcons, vultures, oxen, ibises, etc. Species, therefore, do not change by degrees, but emerged after the new world was formed. Nor do we find intermediate species between those of the earlier world and those of today's. For example, there is no intermediate bear between our bear and the very different cave bear. To our knowledge, no spontaneous generation occurs in the present-day world. All organized beings owe their life to their fathers. Thus all records corroborate the globe's modernity. Negative proof: the barbaritY of the human species four thousand years ago. Positive proof: the great revolutions and the floods preserved in the traditions of all peoples.
'Note prese al Corso di Cuvier. Corso di Geologia all'Ateneo nel 1805', quoted in Pietro Corsi, The Age of Lamarck, trans. J. Mandelbaum (1988), 183.
Science quotes on:  |  All (4107)  |  Animal (617)  |  Bear (159)  |  Being (1278)  |  Bone (96)  |  Cat (47)  |  Change (595)  |  Crocodile (14)  |  Degree (275)  |  Different (577)  |  Do (1908)  |  Dog (70)  |  Egypt (29)  |  Emergence (33)  |  Falcon (2)  |  Father (110)  |  Find (999)  |  Flood (50)  |  Form (960)  |  Fossil (136)  |  Generation (242)  |  Great (1575)  |  Human (1470)  |  Human Species (9)  |  Intermediate (37)  |  Knowledge (1536)  |  Life (1799)  |  Men (20)  |  Mummy (7)  |  Negative (63)  |  Never (1087)  |  New (1217)  |  Occur (150)  |  Old (480)  |  Other (2236)  |  Owe (71)  |  Oxen (8)  |  People (1005)  |  Positive (94)  |  Present (620)  |  Present Day (5)  |  Preservation (33)  |  Proof (289)  |  Record (154)  |  Resemblance (38)  |  Revolution (129)  |  Same (157)  |  Show (346)  |  Species (402)  |  Spontaneity (5)  |  Spontaneous (27)  |  Spontaneous Generation (9)  |  Thousand (331)  |  Today (314)  |  Tradition (69)  |  Vulture (5)  |  World (1778)  |  Year (932)

What happened to those Ice Age beasts? What caused the mammoth and mastodon and wooly rhinoceros to pay the ultimate Darwinian penalty, while bison and musk ox survived? Why didn't the fauna of Africa suffer the kinds of losses evident in other regions of the world? And if something like climatic change caused the extinction of North America's Pleistocene horse, how have feral horses managed to reestablish themselves on the western range?
(1986)
Science quotes on:  |  Africa (35)  |  Age (499)  |  America (127)  |  Beast (55)  |  Change (595)  |  Climate Change (61)  |  Charles Darwin (304)  |  Evident (91)  |  Extinction (74)  |  Fauna (13)  |  Happen (275)  |  Happened (88)  |  Horse (75)  |  Ice (54)  |  Ice Age (9)  |  Kind (557)  |  Loss (110)  |  Mammoth (9)  |  Mastodon (4)  |  Musk (2)  |  North America (5)  |  Other (2236)  |  Penalty (6)  |  Pleistocene (3)  |  Range (99)  |  Rhinoceros (2)  |  Something (719)  |  Suffer (41)  |  Survive (79)  |  Themselves (433)  |  Ultimate (146)  |  Western (45)  |  Why (491)  |  World (1778)


Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
Quotations by: • Albert Einstein • Isaac Newton • Lord Kelvin • Charles Darwin • Srinivasa Ramanujan • Carl Sagan • Florence Nightingale • Thomas Edison • Aristotle • Marie Curie • Benjamin Franklin • Winston Churchill • Galileo Galilei • Sigmund Freud • Robert Bunsen • Louis Pasteur • Theodore Roosevelt • Abraham Lincoln • Ronald Reagan • Leonardo DaVinci • Michio Kaku • Karl Popper • Johann Goethe • Robert Oppenheimer • Charles Kettering  ... (more people)

Quotations about: • Atomic  Bomb • Biology • Chemistry • Deforestation • Engineering • Anatomy • Astronomy • Bacteria • Biochemistry • Botany • Conservation • Dinosaur • Environment • Fractal • Genetics • Geology • History of Science • Invention • Jupiter • Knowledge • Love • Mathematics • Measurement • Medicine • Natural Resource • Organic Chemistry • Physics • Physician • Quantum Theory • Research • Science and Art • Teacher • Technology • Universe • Volcano • Virus • Wind Power • Women Scientists • X-Rays • Youth • Zoology  ... (more topics)
Sitewide search within all Today In Science History pages:
Visit our Science and Scientist Quotations index for more Science Quotes from archaeologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, inventors and inventions, mathematicians, physicists, pioneers in medicine, science events and technology.

Names index: | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Categories index: | 1 | 2 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

- 100 -
Sophie Germain
Gertrude Elion
Ernest Rutherford
James Chadwick
Marcel Proust
William Harvey
Johann Goethe
John Keynes
Carl Gauss
Paul Feyerabend
- 90 -
Antoine Lavoisier
Lise Meitner
Charles Babbage
Ibn Khaldun
Euclid
Ralph Emerson
Robert Bunsen
Frederick Banting
Andre Ampere
Winston Churchill
- 80 -
John Locke
Bronislaw Malinowski
Bible
Thomas Huxley
Alessandro Volta
Erwin Schrodinger
Wilhelm Roentgen
Louis Pasteur
Bertrand Russell
Jean Lamarck
- 70 -
Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
- 60 -
Francis Galton
Linus Pauling
Immanuel Kant
Martin Fischer
Robert Boyle
Karl Popper
Paul Dirac
Avicenna
James Watson
William Shakespeare
- 50 -
Stephen Hawking
Niels Bohr
Nikola Tesla
Rachel Carson
Max Planck
Henry Adams
Richard Dawkins
Werner Heisenberg
Alfred Wegener
John Dalton
- 40 -
Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
Archimedes
David Hume
- 30 -
Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
- 20 -
Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Hippocrates
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
- 10 -
Aristotle
John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton



who invites your feedback
Thank you for sharing.
Today in Science History
Sign up for Newsletter
with quiz, quotes and more.