An idle equinoctial thought

Today is the the vernal equinox, the first day of spring. From where I sit it appears to be a lovely sunny afternoon, so I’m off out for a quick 30 kilometres on the bike along the banks of two of southeast London’s largely forgotten rivers.

My imminent mid-afternoon outing follows a few hours of background reading on the cultural history of physics, during which I chanced upon the following quotation from Károly Simonyi…

“[L]ogical thought is the well-worn path that leads with utmost certainty and without a trace of ambiguity from one quagmire to another.”

As sure as spring follows winter, and it describes scientific progress to a tee.

More on Simonyi another time.