One luminary clock against the sky Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. I have been one acquainted with the night.
One luminary clock against the sky Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.Robert Frost, "Acquainted with the Night" (1928)
[The steady-state theory] was a minority view, but [Hoyle] and a few like-minded theorists were able to keep the plate spinning for years. Another Cambridge luminary, Martin Ryle, finally brought it crashing down. An irascible, hardheaded experimenter, Ryle thought theorists like Hoyle were daffy. In a colloquium on sunspots, Mitton reports, Ryle became so incensed by Hoyle's speculations that he dashed to the blackboard and angrily erased the equations.martin ryle
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