Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz was a Swiss-American zoologist, glaciologist, and geologist, the husband of educator Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, and one of the first world-class American scientists.
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“Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law.”
“Study nature, not books”
“Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before lastly, they say they always believed it.”
“The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.”
“I have no time to make money, I am searching for the truth”
“The glacier was God's great plough . . . set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth?”
“I cannot afford to waste my time making money.”
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