Schwerkraft und Traegheit / Hahntisch / internet Dialog

Schwerkraft und Traegheit / Hahntisch / internet Dialog

On the Shoulders of Giants and Dwarfs

Einstein:

Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, I presume? A true naturalist!


Newton:

A charlatan, that’s what he is. The armchair scholars believed his fairy-tales instead of checking them in experiments. He even had the cheek to declare that heavy bodies fall faster than light ones.


Aristotle:

Of course they do, any child knows that. Greater causes have greater effects. And who are you, you dwarf, who dares deny the obvious?

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