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Tenacity, the Art of Integration, and the Key to a Flexible Mind: Wisdom from the Life of Mary Somerville, for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined

Tenacity, the Art of Integration, and the Key to a Flexible Mind: Wisdom from the Life of Mary Somerville, for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined

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Inside the hallmark of a great scientist and a great human being — the ability to hold one’s opinions with firm but unfisted fingers. This essay is adapted from my book Figuring A middle-aged Scottish mathematician rises ahead of the sun to spend a couple of hours with Newton before the day …

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