Category Archive: Science

May 24

May 24: Samuel F.B. Morse Thanks God for What Man Hath Wrought (1844)

It was on this date, May 24, 1844, that Samuel F.B. Morse sent the message “What hath God wrought,” which inaugurated long-distance coded communication over the first telegraph line strung from Baltimore, Maryland, to his colleague Alfred Vail and an astonished Congress at the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol in Washington, …

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May 12

May 12: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

“I am so glad that my God is not the God of the High Church or of the Low,” said Nightingale. She despised the churches and was an advanced Rationalist.

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May 11

May 11: Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman

“God was invented to explain mystery,” says Feynman. “Now, when you finally discover how something works, you don’t need him anymore.”

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