Cargill Gilston Knott

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Cargill Gilston Knott (June 30, 1856October 26, 1922) was a Scottish physicist and mathematician, who was a pioneer in seismological research. He spent his early career in Japan. He later became a Fellow of the Royal Society, and Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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  • Scientific theory and its application to the growing needs of mankind advance hand in hand.
  • We are perhaps too near the age of transition to see clearly the interplay of all that made for progress. Each of us has had his own peculiar training, his own personal contact with the mighty ones of the immediate past; and this forms as it were a telescopic tube determining limits to our field of vision. No doubt we may range the whole horizon; but after all we look from our own point of vantage.
    • On the scientific revolution of the second half of the 19th century, in Life and Scientific Work of Peter Guthrie Tait: supplementing the two volumes of Scientific papers published in 1898 and 1900. Cambridge University Press. 1911. p. 1. 
  • What may appear as a towering peak to one may seem but an ordinary eminence to another.
    • Life and Scientific Work of Peter Guthrie Tait: supplementing the two volumes of Scientific papers published in 1898 and 1900. Cambridge University Press. 1911. p. 1-2. 

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