Hiatus filler: Weinberg and Churchill

16May07

We can only hope that if the Super Collider project is really dead, then our friends in Europe and Asia will carry on with the historic task of exploring the frontiers of physics that is now being abandoned by the United States.

Steven Weinberg, 3rd International Symposium on the History of Particle Physics. From The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 1970s. Ed. L. Hoddeson, L. Brown, M. Riordan, and M. Dresden.

Compare to:

… we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

Winston Churchill, “We Shall Fight on the Beaches,” House of Commons. June 4, 1940.



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