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Richard Rhodes
(4 Jul 1937 - )

American historian and author who has written or edited over 20 books including the acclaimed The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, and Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb.

Science Quotes by Richard Rhodes (4 quotes)

Arguably the greatest technological triumph of the century has been the public-health system, which is sophisticated preventive and investigative medicine organized around mostly low- and medium-tech equipment; ... fully half of us are alive today because of the improvements.
— Richard Rhodes
In Visions of Technology (1999), 22.
Science quotes on:  |  Equipment (26)  |  Improvement (67)  |  Investigation (123)  |  Life (917)  |  Medicine (322)  |  Organization (79)  |  Prevention (29)  |  Public Health (5)  |  Sophistication (8)  |  Technology (199)  |  Triumph (33)

Most of us aren't even sure where science leaves off and technology begins. Neither are the experts.
— Richard Rhodes
In Visions of Technology (1999), 22.
Science quotes on:  |  Expert (42)  |  Science And Technology (20)  |  Technology (199)

The landed classes neglected technical education, taking refuge in classical studies; as late as 1930, for example, long after Ernest Rutherford at Cambridge had discovered the atomic nucleus and begun transmuting elements, the physics laboratory at Oxford had not been wired for electricity. Intellectual neglect technical education to this day.
[Describing C.P. Snow's observations on the neglect of technical education.]
— Richard Rhodes
In Visions of Technology (1999), 23.
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The Pleistocene spearhead flaked from pink flint that I display on my coffee table was the high technology of its day, as sophisticated and efficient as a samuri sword or a fighter jet.
— Richard Rhodes
In Visions of Technology (1999), 22.
Science quotes on:  |  Efficiency (25)  |  Flake (5)  |  Flint (6)  |  Pleistocene (3)  |  Sophistication (8)  |  Sword (12)  |  Technology (199)


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