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#2161 hobglobin

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:34 AM

someone who declined the Nobel prize?

Sartre comes to my mind but too lazy to look him up


Edited by hobglobin, 22 September 2013 - 09:34 AM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

No, I did indeed mean a non-literature Nobel laureate (like casandra guessed, I think) ...


Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#2163 hobglobin

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:22 AM

Watson or Crick?


One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#2164 Tabaluga

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:45 PM

No, but we've arrived at the correct type of Nobel now ;)

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#2165 vetticus3

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:16 AM

Sir Andrew Huxley?

I'm just too busy to do a proper search of nobel prize winners, elephants and Dwight Ingle.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:10 AM

No... The book we are looking for is an advice book for scientists. The author is a prominent British (actually British-Lebanese) Nobel laurate who was called by Richard Dawkins one of the wittiest scientific authors. He was also known for his efforts to popularize science in society.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

Oh, Peter Medawar... so, the book is Advice to a Young Scientist.

Is it any good?



#2168 Tabaluga

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

Yes, that's it. As for whether its useful, I can't reallly comment yet, because I haven't gotten so far with reading (got it as a birthday present, but my time for reading is very limited at the moment) I will tell you my opinion when I'm through.

Anyway, your turn v3 (and congrats on your new job, by the way :))

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 03:57 AM

Thanks smile.png

 

Ok, so a nice easy quote.  No clues yet, because it is so easy...

 

I suppose it is out of laziness that the world is the same day after day.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:55 AM

Then I just make a guess: Bonjour Tristesse by F. Sagan ?


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Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:03 AM

No, but the author is French.



#2172 hobglobin

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:59 AM

existentialism?


One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:38 AM

Sartre :D

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:56 AM

Yes... Sartre.  Wanna guess the title?



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:15 PM

from one of his short stories in Le Mur? They're full of characters suffering from existentialist angst (the cheating wife, the fascist boy etc)


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