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My Favourite Insults (Part 2: Zwicky, Wooster, Dawkins)

April 18, 2012


For part 1 – featuring Disraeli, Schopenhauer, and Hitchens – click here. Zwicky on All Other Astronomers Fritz Zwicky always seemed to think he never received the credit he deserved, despite world-wide recognition for his work in astronomy. Perhaps only overshadowed only by Newton’s work during the 1660s or Einstein’s 1900s, Zwicky’s 1930s efforts produced a… [Read more…]

My Favourite Insults (Part 1: Disraeli, Schopenhauer, Hitchens)

July 17, 2011


Disraeli on Gladstone In 1852, Benjamin Disraeli became Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative Parliament of Lord Derby.  Very shortly the budget failed, and the government fell. William Gladstone‘s criticism of the budget, his subsequent dismissal from the Conservative Party, and his succession as Chancellor in the Liberal opposition’s new government, began of a life long political and personal feud… [Read more…]


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